The students will undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks, but previous criminal convictions will “not necessarily preclude” their involvement.
The student security guards will be employed under a scheme called "Bridging the Gap", which does not require them to have a security industry authority licence when working at the Games.
A "bold" initiative!
Minor criminal convictions are not so much of an issue. However, the lack of experience of the security personnel is a major issue.
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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