Sponsor-Only Security at the 2012 London Olympics
If you want your security technology to be considered for the London Olympics, you have to be a major sponsor of the event.
…he casually revealed that because neither of these companies was a ‘major sponsor’ of the Olympics their technology could not be used.
Yes, you read that right, as far as the technology behind the security of the London Olympic Games is concerned best of breed and suitability for purpose do not come into, paying a large amount of money to the International Olympic Committee does.
I have repeatedly said that security is generally only part of a larger context, but this borders on ridiculous.