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Security test for 2012 Olympics underway


Security officials for the 2012 Olympics say they're already testing equipment to be used at more than 300 screening points at competition venues.

The equipment includes body-scanning machines and thousands of closed-circuit television cameras that will be added for the games.

National Olympic Security Coordinator Chris Allison said Monday that further equipment checks will be made during test events being held Aug. 6-14, for various sports, including sailing in Dorset and beach volleyball in central London.

Officials also say they hope spectators will be able to pass through security points in a matter of minutes, although that depends on the crowds and venues.

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