Sport and Terrorism

Sport and Terrorism       
Prepared by  Prepared by: Chris Hume and Christine May, Senior Research Consultants, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Professor Tracey Taylor, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), School of Business. (May 2017).
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Introduction

The terrorist attack during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games signalled that sport could be a target for violent political or social extremism. Since that time a number of sporting events around the world have been targeted by terrorists and this has led to a heightened focus upon risk management and security planning. 


Key Messages 

1

Sporting events have been targeted by terrorists dating back to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

2

Governments at all levels now play a significant role in major sporting events, especially from a security perspective.

3

Critical Incident Management planning is an important tool for any sporting body that organises or attends large scale events.




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