Security underway for Rio 2016

Sport Business News

The Military Police of Brazil has begun its preparations towards the security of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Pacaembu stadium, home to the Corinthians football team, was the location of the group's first simulation, held towards the end of August 2010. The Military Police brought together special units from all over Brazil, such as SWAT teams, the Special Group of Tactical Actions (GATE), the Commandos and Special Operations, Firemen, the K–9 unit and the Arial Group of the Military Police. Foreign entities also participated in the instructive activity. The first simulation took place on 24 August 2010. The event also tested state–of–the–art equipment specific to fighting crime, such as cameras, aerial pictures and facial biometrics. The technology and training will also be used for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement came just days after a group of armed men raided a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, frightening foreigners and taking 35 hostages. Responding to the recent incident, the International Olympic Committee announced that it was confident that authorities in Brazil would provide a safe and secure atmosphere for the 2016 Olympic Games, reminding everyone that Brazil's government is responsible for security.

Additional information