Playing It Safe

Troops, technology and $300 million are teaming up to turn the Winter Olympics into a terror-free zone

When it comes to saving lives, there's no bronze and no silver, only gold. You either do it or you don't. That's why the U.S. is spending more than $300 million to turn this year's Winter Olympics into a terror-free zone: the world is watching, and we have only one chance to get it right. With 70,000 visitors a day mingling with 2,500 athletes from 80 countries in Salt Lake City, Utah, where concealed weapons are allowed even in day-care centers, security will be no easy task. These Olympics will definitely not be all fun and games.

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