Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Houston - Local News > Sports
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 141,826

How will Rio de Janeiro keep visitors, athletes safe during 2016 Olympics?

Rio de Janeiro is almost as famous for its gorgeous beaches and landmarks as it is for its violence. Each year there are about 52,000 murders in Brazil. Rio sees three of those murders every day.

But with the Olympics one year away, can Rio keep all the extra visitors and athletes safe?

KPRC 2 News has learned Rio de Janeiro will have more than twice the number of security personnel for the 2016 Olympics than the London games in 2012. A total of 85,000 people will be involved.

The city will focus on three areas: street crime, terrorism and stadiums.

For two weeks during the games, 47,500 security personnel will flood the streets of the city.

As for terrorism, the city will also create an integrated center to prevent an attack. It's also cooperating with 90 other countries.

The military is getting ready to deal with any biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear attack or accident that might occur during the competition.

And at the stadiums all guests will go through X-ray machines and metal detectors. They'll be manned by unarmed soldiers and prison system employees.

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road to Rio: City officials on mad dash to get ready for 2016 Olympics NewsBot Sports 0 08-05-2015 07:20 PM
Doping remains a concern as 2016 Olympics in Rio approach NewsBot Sports 0 08-04-2015 05:20 PM
KPRC's road to Rio de Janeiro NewsBot Houston - Local News 0 08-04-2015 09:20 AM
Report: Dangerous levels of viruses, bacteria in Rio De Janeiro's waters a year befor NewsBot Houston - Local News 0 07-30-2015 05:00 PM
Gilbert Renteria gears up for trials for Rio 2016 Olympics NewsBot Sports 0 07-08-2015 06:00 PM

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy