PLAYING IT SAFE

Associated Press
A security officer walks past a poster of the Olympic mascot Wenlock in the ExCel Center before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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A security officer walks past a poster of the Olympic mascot Wenlock in the ExCel Center before the start …

Every shuttle bus carrying media into the Olympic Park isn't getting past the gates without a thorough inspection.

Armed soldiers walk the buses inspecting credentials, while others use a mirror on a long handle to look for anything suspicious under the bus. They have to be more on alert at the bus entrance because media are let into the perimeter of the park before they get to the metal detectors to be inspected personally.

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APkrawczynski

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