Games security on D.C. agenda

Olympics

September 29, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The heads of major federal law enforcement agencies and top political leaders will meet on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss strengthening anti-terrorism measures at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Nearly 5,000 law enforcement officers from 60 local, state and federal agencies have been assigned to the Games as part of a $200 million security plan, but organizers acknowledge that may not be enough in light of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and the Washington area.

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, has said there is no reason to cancel the Games.

President Bush is expected to attend the opening ceremonies Feb. 8.

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