doesn't get much closer to the real thing than this. Just 50 miles from the heavily fortified border with North Korea, hundreds of police officers and security personnel in the South prepare for the unexpected. As the country gears up to host the Winter Games.
om a hostage situation to shooting a bomb out of the sky.
Emergency crews are put through their paces in terror attack drills outside Pyeongchang's Olympic Stadium. Where in two months time, Reuters Han Jae-jin says, authorities will be on high alert.>> Security will be tougher than previous games held in South Korea. South Korea's Defense Ministry will deploy some 5,000 armed forces personnel at the games, double the number during the 2002 Award Cup held in South Korea.
The organizer has also hired a private cyber security company to guard against the hacking attack from North Korea.>> Tension on the Korean Peninsula has been ramping up in recent months. After a series of missile tests at the hands of Pyongyang, as it continues its pursuit of its nuclear and missiles program.
And the timing couldn't be more nerve wracking for the south.>> Growing security concerns could dampen South Korea's plans to use the upcoming games to promote peace and reconciliation on their divided country. To minimize the risk of aggressive North Korea reaction during the games, South Korea has asked Washington to delay regular joint military exercises until after the Olympics.
>> While South Korea says nothing's been decided with the US yet, the country is pushing ahead on the ground, making sure it's ready to pull out all the security stops.