Britain Scrambles To Provide Security For London Olympics 04:55
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A member of the British Army, left, walks past security guards at the Olympic Park, Wednesday, in London. (AP)
A member of the British Army, left, walks past security guards at the Olympic Park, Wednesday, in London. (AP)

London is buzzing with preparations and anticipation, as more athletes arrive for the Olympic games that start in just nine days.

Many mistakes are making headlines, but the biggest of all is probably the shortfall in security guards. It's been called "a humiliating shambles" by one British lawmaker.

The Ministry of Defense has already called in 3,500 British troops and they are making plans to deploy up to 2,000 more to fill the gap created by the security company G4S. G4S was hired to provide security for the Olympics, but it recently came out that they have failed to bring in enough trained security guards.

Guest:

  • Rob Watson, BBC correspondent

This segment aired on July 18, 2012.

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