LONDON: Britain’s Olympic chief warned that security forces cannot rule out the threat of disruption to the London Games after a protester halted the historic Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
Australian activist Trenton Oldfield, 35, was charged with a public order offence after he caused a half-hour hiatus in Saturday’s race. British Olympic Association Chairman Colin Moynihan said there was a high risk of similar incidents during the Olympics that start on July 27.
“It is likely to be someone similar to the person who causes major disruption,” Moynihan told BBC radio. “That’s why all the security measures need to be put in place to minimise the chance of that happening.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2012.