The transport of athletes to and from the Olympic village in Montreal, Canada, takes a high priority in the world's most extensive security operation.
GV INT Bus carrying journalists to Olympic village
SV Gaurd dog
SV Newsmen with security forces
SV Buses going ??? security ??? (2 shots)
SV Soldiers check uses (2 shots)
SV INT Bus being checked
SV Security passes being checked as people board bus (3 shots)
SV Armed troops board bus
SCU Security man on radio as helicopter passes over (2 shots)
GV Troops on patrol PAN TO Olympic village building (2 shots)
MOSCOVITZ: "Journalists were bussed to the Olympic village. There, they were shown the kinds of procedures which will be used to protect the athletes. The demonstration dealt with how the athletes will be transported to and from the village. Security will begin before the athletes even board their buses. Each vehicle will be checked thoroughly. First of all, it will have to pass through a metal detection ramp to make sure nothing is hidden underneath. To double-check, Canadian armed forces people will do a manual examination as well. Besides the undercarriage, soldiers will check the luggage sections, and the interiors of the buses will be checked out too. The whole operation takes about 15 minutes, and none of the buses will leaves this area until the officer in charge gives his permission. The boarding procedures will be just as tight. Athletes will not be allowed on the buses without proper identification. The last passengers to board an of the buses will be armed.....
....soldiers. Once all these thins are done, the bus driver is given permission to pull out. RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officers radio ahead and an escort pulls out to follow the bus. In some cases, athletes from certain unnamed countries will be provided with a helicopter escort too. As officials pointed out, transporting athletes to and from the village is just one aspect of the security programme. Another network of security arrangements has been set up to protect the athletes inside the Olympic village itself. Jason Moscovitz, CBC News, Montreal."
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Background: The transport of athletes to and from the Olympic village in Montreal, Canada, takes a high priority in the world's most extensive security operation. The operation has been designed to prevent a repeat of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israelis died at the hands of Arab guerrillas. Newsmen have recently been allowed to see part of the massive operation. Canadian reporter Jason Moscovitz filed this film story.