Ottawas Olympic security boss says vast security network is ready for Games

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VANCOUVER - Ottawa's man in charge of protecting the Vancouver Winter Olympics says the Games' vast security network is ready.
But Ward Elcock warns it's not possible to anticipate every scenario that could potentially disrupt the Games.
About 15,000 police, soldiers and private security screeners will be covering Olympic venues.
Elcock is a former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and says a series of exercises over the last few months helped straighten out any kinks in the $900-million effort to protect the Games.
One of the main goals is to ensure a lot of different agencies work seamlessly together.
Elcock says he anticipates some second-guessing over the amount spent on security for the Olympics but says the consequences of not being prepared if something bad happens are more serious.

Organizations: Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Geographic location: VANCOUVER, Ottawa

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