By Thomas Holmes, Guest Contributor, Global Sport Management News
Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Editor, Global Sport Management News
The Paris tragedy occurring in November of 2015 signified the meaningful concern of securing local and global sporting events. In light of the recent events in Paris, security of sport guests highlighted a topic that crossed the international spectrum. These horrific attacks are recent attempts of the use of fear to send a political message via sport. The incident at the Paris soccer stadium was not the first time a sporting event was used to fulfill an agenda. The Olympics hold a long history of boycotts, violence, and signs of progress. Therefore, the history of the Olympics provides a guide to prognosticating about the potential for both societal threats and advancements.