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Becoming an Ultimate Sports City - Security

Becoming an Ultimate Sports City - Security

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1 Oct 2014
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In the third in a series of five white papers published by SportBusiness International Knowledge Centre that highlight the key themes and findings from the Ultimate Sports Cities 2014 Awards, head judge Rachael Church-Sanders takes a closer look at the category of Security alongside industry experts Helmut Spahn, executive director of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS); Chris Grey, managing director of security training specialist Quadratica; Marco Alves, associate director security, Major Events International; and Warwick Hall, director at EVENTSET Risk and Event Management.

Areas that were considered when ranking the cities in this category included:

Q: What is the perceived threat from terrorism or other security threats and has there been a major attack in the period of analysis?

Q: What security planning is in place?

Q: How safe is a city for visitors to an event?

Q: How has security been successfully implemented during a major event in a particular city?

Other reports in this series

Becoming an Ultimate Sports City - Legacy

Becoming an Ultimate Sports City - Event Strategy

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In the third in a series of five mini reports on the business of sports event hosting, in association with the Ultimate Sports Cities rankings, we take a look at security. There is a discussion of the major issues around security and major events, and a case study looking at London and G4S.

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