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UN launches programme to safeguard sport from terror attacks

Police and security protect the goalpost after Kansas Jayhawks fans storm the field after Kansas defeated TCU Horned Frogs at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)

Sports federation representatives and ambassadors met at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday to launch a programme aimed at protecting major sports events from terrorist attacks.

The programme will create guidelines for international cooperation between organisations involved in the security of sports events, facilitate the exchange of information and good practices, and develop related public-private partnerships. It will also have a focus on using sport and its values as a tool to prevent extremism among young people.

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