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Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021
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olympics: security

Olympian Trial

Snipers on Big Ben, aircraft carriers on the Thames. London deals with being the host.

Olympian Trial
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Olympian Trial
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Open Mouth... Extract Foot... Smile (or not)

  • Be tolerant if Indians appear impolite and noisy. This is from living in chaotic cities.
  • Don’t mention the American war, poverty or illegal aliens to Mexicans.
  • A smiling Japanese person is not necessarily happy.
  • Never mistake a Canadian for an American.
  • Show care for the environment with Germans. No packaged jam at breakfast.
  • Never wink at a person from Hong Kong.

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On your marks, get set— as seven years of prep work comes to fruition, London is gripped by emotions of excitement and angst. The excitement: of holding a potentially memorable Games, and the economic windfall it promises to bring in its wake in these times of recession. The angst: can London cope with the Olympics?

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