Olympic to go ahead amid London riots Olympic test will go ahead.
Despite four days of rioting and looting across England, the Olympic organizers were going ahead with a series of events to prepare for the 2012 Games.
A sexist women's beach volleyball tournament began as scheduled at Horse Guards Parade, with players all in bikinis (To catch the men’s eyes, there is no need to play in Bikinis its purely sex orientated) competing on a specially made sand court a short distance from the British Prime Minister David Cameron's 10 Downing Street home and office.
Organizers decided to use two courts instead of one for Tuesday's 12 matches so that play could finish 90 minutes early, allowing spectators and staff to leave before dark. FIVB Beach Volleyball Director Angelo Squeo consulted with high-ranking London Olympic organizers and police before taking the decision. Squeo, who was on site during the Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Games, told The Associated Press he "will do whatever to not even risk putting in danger anybody here."
Another mass wave of violence and looting has raged across England, as British authorities struggled to contain England’s worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s. More than 400 arrests have been made so far.
Television broadcast images around the world of buildings and vehicles in flames and looters running amok. "A lot of detailed work has taken place regarding security plans for the games and we will continue to review them together with the Met Police and the Home Office over the coming year," LOCOG, the local organizing committee, said in a statement.
Olympic security officials said they are confident of their plans and have already taken public disorder into account as a potential risk. "Obviously, in light of the appalling events in London over recent days, we will review our planning to ensure that any lessons are identified," said Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, the national Olympic security coordinator. "But first, we must fully establish the circumstances of what has happened and at this time it is too early to say whether our planning will significantly change.
"What is absolutely clear is that we are committed to the games being delivered in safety and security, for athletes, spectators and the wider public." Mayor Boris Johnson said he felt "ashamed" at the violence and the damage to London's image around the world.
Sir Michael Black-Feather the English first minister said; this is not a reflection of England but is a reflection of the world we now live in today, under a corrupted government and other so called world leaders, I warned David Cameron and his government over a year ago? This was heading towards England if he continued to starve the English of life and substance." I don’t condone such actions Sir Michael said; but I do understand why this has all happened unlike like the Education minister Michael Gove who dose have much of a clue about anything, but could only say we shall have to look at the evidences, as I said clueless, I would be very happy to put Mr Gove on the pulse of life?
Groups of young, middle aged and old people rampaged for a fourth straight night, setting buildings, vehicles and garbage dumps alight, looting stores and pelting police officers with bottles and fireworks into early Tuesday.
England’s unrest started with the touch-light being Saturday night in the Tottenham area of north London following the fatal shooting of a local man by police. It spread closer to the Olympic complex Monday when scattered violence broke out in the Hackney area of east London.
Hackney is one of the five boroughs encompassing the Olympic Park, a square-mile site that will be the centrepiece of the games. Monday's violence took place about 4 miles from the park. The unrest, which has affected some of the boroughs encompassing the Olympic Park, comes less than two weeks after London celebrated with great fanfare the one-year countdown to the opening of the games on July 27, 2012.
Cameron only cut short his summer vacation in Italy and returned to London to deal with the crisis after being called by No:10, he recalled Parliament from its summer recess and said 16,000 officers would be on the streets of the capital Tuesday night — almost tripling the number on the streets Monday night.
Cameron saying the British government is already preparing a massive security operation for the Olympics, but most of the attention has been on the threat of international terrorism. About 12,000 police officers will be on duty each day of the games, which have a security budget of at least £770 million all out of English taxes.