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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Prohibited items in Olympic Green

The items? Oh, the usual: "guns, grenades, gun powder, explosives, and other dangerous articles" like "professional camera equipment"...

from The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8-24, 2008


"(BEIJING, April 18) -- Audience members of "Good Luck Beijing" pregames events occurring at the Olympic Green are urged to respect guidelines set forth to ensure the safety of those entering and exiting the site.

In accordance with national law, like elsewhere in the country, guns, grenades, gun powder, explosives, and other dangerous articles in this category are forbidden. In addition, everyday objects that may potentially affect security, such as glass bottles, hot water thermoses, coolers, and other such items used to carry things cannot be brought into competition grounds. No banners or other material bearing slogans are permitted. With the exception of strollers and wheelchairs, no supportive equipment is allowed. Whistles, horns, radios, walkie-talkies, speakers, drums, sticks, or sharp objects that may be harmful are also not permitted. Sports equipment, suitcases, large bags, and professional camera equipment will not be allowed into the Olympic Green.

Fans have thus far acted cooperatively with enforcement personnel. According to reports, the Olympic Green area will enforce the same rules during Games-time."

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