UN Office of Counter Terrorism for Sporting Events

UN Office of Counter Terrorism for Sporting Events

Youth resilience is recognized as an enabler of sustainable development in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in Security Council resolution 2419 (2018) on Youth, Peace and Security, as well as in General Assembly resolution 73/24 on Sport. A significant component of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism and its partners’ work will be devoted to promoting sports and […]

The Purity of Sport Shall Not be Tarnished

The Purity of Sport Shall Not be Tarnished

Four years ago, Sports-ISAO came into being during the Rio Olympic Games. Its formation was championed by cyber professionals having a love of sport who saw in the fallout from the Kremlin’s Sochi doping denial not just another episode of traditional Soviet era cheating, but a cyber version of Russia’s irregular warfare strategy. Yet, hijacking […]

November 2015: Stade de France Terror Attack

November 2015: Stade de France Terror Attack

On the night of November 13, 2015, attackers targeted five sites in Paris and the Stade de France.[1] Across all of the locations, 130 people were killed and hundreds were injured.[2] In the attack on the stadium alone, three people were killed. According to a police union official, there were two suicide attacks and one […]

Public Events and Situational Awareness

If you see something, say something.

Public Events and Situational Awareness

Ever since the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15th, 2013 the sports-going public has become more aware of the risks of participating in public sporting events.  The thought of random acts of terrorism is planted in the collective consciousness and it affects all of us. The prospect of a terrorist act at a major sporting […]