NEWS & ANALYSIS

Olympic Security Costs May Top $1 Billion

Security costs for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, originally projected at less than $200 million, are expected to reach $1 billion, according to The New York Times.

UK Bans "Football Hooligans" from 2010 World Cup in South Africa

In an effort to help secure this summer’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the British government will prohibit more than 3,000 known troublemakers from traveling to the tournament.

Gang Violence in Rio Poses Security Questions for 2016 Summer Games

A deadly weekend gun battle between warring gangs in Rio de Janeiro has Brazilian authorities pledging they will get a grip on security before the Olympic torch hits their violence-prone streets, according to the The Christian Science Monitor.

Despite Terrorism Threat, Inauguration Safe and Sound

Despite terrorism threats released Monday night by homeland security officials, yesterday's inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Capitol came and went without serious incident.

No Credible Terrorism Threats to Super Bowl, Although Vulnerabilities Exist, Says Intel Assessment

U.S. intelligence officials have found no credible terrorism threats to this year's Super Bowl, but a joint FBI and DHS intelligence assessment found gaps in security.

An Inauguration Like No Other

The Washington, DC, area's law enforcement is bracing for an expanded inauguration day like no other, reports The Washington Post. Because of the historic nature of the event, security officials have to prepare for a long weekend rather than just President-elect Barack Obama's parade and swearing-in ceremony on January 20.

Washington, DC, Prepares for Inauguration Day

Federal and state officials tasked with protecting President-elect Barack Obama's Inauguration Day celebrations broadly outlined their security strategy today as the nation's capital prepares for an unprecedented mass gathering.

What it Took to Protect Obama Last Night at Grant Park

As more than a hundred thousand people descended on Grant Park in Chicago to watch Senator Barack Obama's victory speech last night, layers upon layers of security protected the president-elect.

China Tightens Security as Olympics Near

Security concerns are on the rise in Beijing, where the Olympic games open Friday.

Ahead of Olympics, Security Measures Create Gloomy Atmosphere in Beijing

The Communist state warns that the Olympic Games is under the shadow of an "unsurpassed" terrorist threat.
 




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