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Some say the security operation is too much.

“The games should be about sport and fun, but the security is overwhelming. I almost wanted to turn back when I got to the entrance,” said Ms. Iriondo, referring to the airport-style scanners. “I know it’s for our safety, but it is over the top.”

Sports fans may be disappointed to learn that also on the list of banned items are whistles and vuvuzelas — the horns that made their noisy debut during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

However, organizers have made sure that visitors will be able to make some noise.

On arrival at the park, sports fans will be offered a Visa-sponsored cardboard poster folded into a fan shape that makes a loud quacking sound when slapped on a thigh or the back of a seat.