Absolutely shocking. Olympic security chaos: depth of G4S security crisis revealed | Sport | The Guardian I am all for privatisation of all but essential government services but G4S must be penalised for failing to deliver. I hope the contract they signed with the government has substantial penalty clauses, triggered not only by whether they reach the number of recruits (or should I say, rabble?) but based on the quality of them. I know that security types usually aren't the sharpest knife in the block but this is beyond the pale. Let's face it: the majority of security people at the Olympics, with training like that, wouldn't know a real bomb if they saw one.