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The Altruistic Vigilance Approach to Attending and Hosting the Olympics

By Michael O’Leary, Guest Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network and
Lisa M. Miller, Ph.D., Editor, Global Sport Management News

Ultimately, does hosting the Olympic Games truly offer enough tangible benefits despite the grand pageantry of attending the events?  In fact, many studies indicate the costs associated with hosting are often under-estimated and profits significantly over-estimated. This often leads to dissenting opinions as to whether or not the Olympic Games truly provide long term investment opportunities and increased wellness for the people of the hosting country.

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Protecting the Games: Law Enforcement’s Olympic Legacy of Information Sharing

By Jon Gordon, Deputy Chief (Retired), Atlanta Police Department & Professor of Homeland Security, American Military University Coordinating the law enforcement and security responsibilities necessary to safeguard the Olympic Games is a task that takes years of preparation, thousands of people, and an international law enforcement effort. The task of protecting the Games is so enormous that regardless of which country hosts, there may be a lack of indigenous law enforcement expertise in place to secure such a massive international sporting event.
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Leading the Sochi Olympics: What Will Be the Lasting Legacy?

By Spiro Doukas, Ph.D., Global Sport Management News Section Editor, and Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Global Sport Management News Editor Sochi will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in February, 2014. The past, present, and future of Russian sport leadership comes into focus as time progresses toward the mega sporting event. Russia experienced rapid growth for the past several years and even though the financial stability was respectable for the awarding of the Olympics, costs begin to exceed forecasts with the building or restructuring of stadiums and infrastructure associated with the Olympics. The forethought must be implemented appropriately about how to logistically host fans, athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
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The Other Russian Olympics

By William Tucker Guest Contributor, Sports and Fitness Network/Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security Russia has dedicated a large number of security forces to ensure that the Olympics are conducted without serious incident – the disruption of a Caucasus Emirate plot in 2012 within Sochi boundaries surely provided some impetus to beef up security – however the fight between Moscow and the Caucasus militants is one that has played out long before, and will last far beyond, the 2014 Olympics.
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