Newspaper review: Olympic security concerns papers

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Readers of the Daily Telegraph find themselves looking down the barrels of two RAF snipers' guns , in a front page photograph illustrating one aspect of the Olympics security operation.

The papers have their sights trained on private contractor G4S for its failure to hire enough security guards.

The Daily Mail says hundreds of extra police are to be drafted in , as well as the 3,500 troops already called up.

It is a major embarrassment for Home Secretary Theresa May, the paper says.

Security pass

Daily Mail journalist Ryan Kisiel reports that he was able to sign up for training as a G4S security guard "in 90 seconds" - but then found "utter confusion" and "administrative chaos".

The Times and the Daily Telegraph say Games organisers have refused to rule out the need to call up more soldiers.

One Olympics guard has told the Times that a security pass he was sent had someone else's photograph on it.

The Daily Mirror calls the situation a fiasco and a "corporate disaster".

Football fallout

Footballer John Terry's acquittal is the main story for the Guardian .

The paper says his trial exposed a culture of swearing and abuse in the Premier League.

The Sun believes the Football Association will impose a ban on both Terry and Anton Ferdinand , the player he was cleared of racially abusing.

The Daily Express finds it impossible to imagine the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton or Sir Tom Finney ever behaving in "such an uncouth manner".

House divide

The Times reports that footage of the latest mass killing in Syria shows Russian-made helicopters and tanks bombarding the village of Tremseh.

It says Moscow is under huge diplomatic pressure to abandon the Assad regime and halt the supply of arms.

Finally, the Sun highlights the north-south property price divide in the UK.

A "shabby" 15ft lock-up garage has gone on sale in central London for £100,000 - for the same money you could buy 12 houses in Ferryhill, Durham, it says.

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