[Vancouver, February 7. Image via Getty]

A young boy high sticks his friend as they play hockey on a rink beside the Canada Hockey Place stadium, which is host to the Winter Olympic Ice hockey events, in downtown Vancouver on February 7, 2010. With over 15,000 highly-trained security personnel, backed by a lethal arsenal of military hardware, Vancouver is about to be wrapped in a billion-dollar security blanket for the Winter Olympics. To battle potential threats from terrorism, crime and violent protests at the February 12-28 Games, 15,500 police, military and private security guards have converged on this western Canadian city. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)