Olympics Security and Continuity

Today I hosted a City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) briefing in Parliament on the issue of Olympics Security and Continuity.

The Olympics is the largest sporting event to come to the UK in our history. 14,700 athletes from 205 countries across the world will come to the UK to take part in the games. 11 million Olympic tickets are due to be sold and more than 20,000 members of the press will be present.

With such a high profile spectacle taking place and the increased number of people visiting the UK during the games, there will be an added emphasis on security. Transport security and the threats to transport infrastructure are a key part of this.

The discussion focused on current security threats, securing the Olympic infrastructure and technology and transport security.

I am pictured holding the Paralympic torch.