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The London Olympics will take place between July 27 and August 12.
The London Olympics will take place between July 27 and August 12.

London Olympic volunteers made to answer 'delicate' questions

Prospective volunteers for this summer’s event are required to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ ahead of its commencement.
Mar 7th 2012, 11:25 AM 747 1

IT’S NOT EASY being one of the 70,000 volunteers at the 2012 London Olympics.

Before the games begin, all of them are being given ‘sensitivity training’ through a multiple-choice quiz, where they are asked how they would give directions to toilets if they cannot tell the difference between a man and woman (“panic” being one of the wrong answers), and speak to a disabled person, The Telegraph reports.

In a series of four-hour sessions at the Wembley Arena, volunteers were made to answer six ‘delicate’ questions on six topics: “age”, “belief”, “sexual orientation”, “ethnicity”, “gender”, and “disability”, which were reiterated in a take-home handbook.

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