Olympic Torch security at Ancient Olympia March 19, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Olympic Games.
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The police said yesterday that they would adopt strict security measures at Ancient Olympia for the lighting of the Olympic Torch on Monday 24 March, amid fears of protests by Tibetans.
Officers will line the route of the torch relay, from Olympia to Athens, to prevent the event from being disrupted by campaigners protesting against the treatment of Tibetans by Chinese forces during several days of unrest recently. Police had to intervene earlier this month when a group of some 10 Tibetans attempted to hold their own torch-lighting ceremony at Ancient Olympia.