October 07, 2009

Homeland Security and the 2016 Olympics

Did the current intrusive mess that is US Customs mean the loss of the 2016 Olympics? Very likely, according to the NYT

“Among the toughest questions posed to the Chicago bid team this week in Copenhagen was one that raised the issue of what kind of welcome foreigners would get from airport officials when they arrived in this country to attend the Games. Syed Shahid Ali, an I.O.C. member from Pakistan, in the question-and-answer session following Chicago’s official presentation, pointed out that entering the United States can be “a rather harrowing experience.”

Posted by mcblogger at October 7, 2009 09:46 AM

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