Olympic Goals Convey Safety Nightmares to Paris

SUBSCRIBER+ EXCLUSIVE REPORTING — The Olympic torch has landed in France, and begun its 69-day journey to Paris. It’s a milestone for the thirty third Olympiad, stuffed with reminders at each cease – from the French Riviera to the seashores at Normandy to the French capital – that these Olympics will include an unprecedented menace of terrorism. 

Two months earlier than the opening ceremony, France is already on its highest stage of alert, due to a resurgent Islamic State, a conflict in Gaza that many terrorism specialists consider has impressed jihadists, and the Paris organizers’  bold plans to current an open face to the general public. On July 26, slightly than the normal march of athletes into an Olympic Stadium, the video games will start with a virtually four-mile procession alongside the Seine River, with athletes coming into Paris on boats, tons of of 1000’s of spectators watching from particular viewing stands, and Parisians and their company trying on from their home windows. 

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