Olympic Park now in lockdown until Games

Posted at 05/31/2012 11:30 PM | Updated as of 06/01/2012 12:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Olympic Park is now closed to the public until it reopens to welcome athletes, VIPs, spectators and journalists from around the world.

The Metropolitan Police Service is keeping a close eye on the Olympic Park, with police divers checking the waterways for any security threats.

The government is at pains to stress that security will be tight and officials vigilant during the Olympic Games, but that it will not detract from people’s enjoyment of the spectacle.

Policing the Games will be the country’s biggest peacetime security operation.

Authorities say they will learn many lessons this upcoming weekend, where millions are expected to throng to the capital to take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Mornings @ ANC, May 31, 2012.