Surveilling and Securing the Olympics

Surveilling and Securing the Olympics

... of how surveillance and security have served as a means to cope with the increasing complexity of the Olympic Games. Security meta-ritual is outlined as a theoretical framework, while historical and comparative team ethnography is ...

Author: Vida Bajc

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137290694

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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This book analyses the relationship between the Olympic Games, with its ethos of openness and collectivism, and the security concerns and surveillance technologies that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the organisation of public events.
Categories: Social Science

Surveilling and Securing the Olympics

Surveilling and Securing the Olympics

This book analyses the relationship between the Olympic Games, with its ethos of openness and collectivism, and the security concerns and surveillance technologies that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the organisation of public ...

Author: Vida Bajc

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023028955X

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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This book analyses the relationship between the Olympic Games, with its ethos of openness and collectivism, and the security concerns and surveillance technologies that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the organisation of public events.
Categories: Social Science

Security Games

Security Games

This book addresses the impact of mega-events - such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup - on wider practices of security and surveillance.

Author: Colin J. Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136801587

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events addresses the impact of 'Mega-Events' – such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup - on wider practices of security and surveillance.
Categories: Law

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

“Get Figure 32.1 strong, Tokyo”, advertisement by Tokyo Metro. 1 Handelman, Don. 2016. “Prologue: Olympic surveillance as a prelude to securitization.” In Bajc, Vida (ed.). Surveilling and securing the Olympics.

Author: Barbara Holthus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000057713

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 146

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This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Games. These include city planning, cultural politics, financial issues, language use, security, education, volunteerism, and construction work. The chapters then go on to explore the many stakeholders, institutions, citizens, interest groups, and protest groups involved, and feature the struggle over Tokyo’s extreme summer heat, food standards, the implementation of diversity around disabilities, sexual minorities, and technological innovations. Giving short glimpses into the new Olympic sports, this book also analyses the role of these sports in Japanese society. Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics will be of huge interest to anyone attending the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It will also be useful to students and scholars of the Olympics and the sociology of sport, as well as Japanese culture and society.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Olympic Perspectives

Olympic Perspectives

Fussey et al., Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City; Colin Bennett and Kevin Haggerty (eds), Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events (London: Routledge, 2011); Anthony Richards, Pete Fussey, and Andrew Silke (eds), ...

Author: Stephan Wassong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351856768

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

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Historical research on the Olympic Movement is highly valuable as it displays processes of continuity and transformation by which knowledge building processes on the Olympic Movement, its structure and on Olympic sport can be expanded. The Olympic Movement can be addressed from multidisciplinary perspectives, including management, sociology, education, philosophy and history. This comprehensive collection examines the multifaceted profile of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement and presents new insights drawn from a variety of research projects. Historical and political dimensions of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement are addressed, along with educational, ethical, commercial and sociological perspectives. This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Olympic Exclusions

Olympic Exclusions

In Surveilling and Securing the Olympics: From Tokyo 1964 to London 2012 and Beyond, edited by Vida Bajc. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Kennelly, Jacqueline. 2015b. “'You're Making Our City Look Bad': Olympic Security, ...

Author: Jacqueline Kennelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317337010

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do they fall victim to increased policing and evaporating social assistance? This book answers these questions through an original ethnographic study of young people living in the shadow of Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. Setting qualitative research alongside critical analysis of policy documents, bidding reports and media accounts, this study explores the tension between promises made and lived reality. Its eight chapters offer a rich and complex account of marginalized young people’s experiences as they navigate the possibilities and contradictions of living in an Olympic host city. Their stories illustrate the limits to the promises made by Olympic bidding and organizing committees and raise important questions about the ethics of public funding for such mega‐events. This book will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Olympics, sport and social exclusion, and sport and politics, as well as for those working in the fields of youth studies, social policy and urban studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Terrorism and the Olympics

Terrorism and the Olympics

Since Munich, one of the key features of Olympic security has been the use of technological surveillance, a strategy that has become increasingly central to securing large sporting events in the post-9/11 era and one that fits neatly ...

Author: Anthony Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136854972

Category: History

Page: 272

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The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such high-profile events to advance their cause, and Al Qaeda's aim to cause mass casualties, all have major implications for the security of London 2012. Drawing on contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field the book will assess the current terrorist threat, particularly focusing on terrorist targeting and how the Olympics might feature in this, before addressing particular response themes such as transport security, the role of surveillance, resilient designing of Olympic sites, the role of private security, and the challenge of inter-agency coordination. The book will conclude by providing an assessment of the legacy of Olympic security to date and will discuss the anticipated issues and dilemmas of the future. This book will be of interest to students of terrorism studies, security studies, counter-terrorism and sports studies.
Categories: History

Sport Mega Events Security and COVID 19

Sport Mega Events  Security and COVID 19

London. Pennant Books. Sugden, J (2012) Wat ed by the Olympics: Surveillance and Security at the Olympics. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 47(3), 414–429. Taylor, T & Toohey, K (2015) e Security Agencies' Perspective.

Author: Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000573060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 174

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This book examines contemporary issues of security at sports mega-events (SMEs). It focuses on the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2020) - subsequently postponed to 2021 - the third biggest SME in the global sporting calendar and a unique multi-city, multi-country event that took place in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. Drawing on stakeholder interviews, policy documents, media sources and existing research, the book explores the constructions, meanings, and perceptions of security in the efforts to secure this football mega-event. It argues that Euro 2020 is a powerful case through which to better understand wider security governance and security-related processes in present-day societies, which are increasingly preoccupied with notions of ‘security’, ‘safety’ and ‘risk’. It assesses the precautionary logic and transnational knowledge transfer processes that guide security constructions surrounding SMEs in an uncertain and threat-conscious world, and captures the dramatic moments in which COVID-19 transitioned into a security threat with severe impacts on the world of football and well beyond. Sport Mega-Events, Security and COVID-19 advances existing debates in the sociology of football and sport, offering a critical understanding of security and safety in the modern world, and giving an insight into the changing ‘new normalities’ of security between 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of global sport. This is a fascinating reading for anybody with a professional or academic interest in sport management, event management, football, security studies, policing, risk and crisis management, the sociology of sport, the sociology of surveillance, or political science.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City

Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City

Defining the Terrain: Surveillance Technology and its Application For practitioners, surveillance strategies are ... For the 2012 London olympics, the unprecedented requirement for private security guards (7,000), in addition to the ...

Author: Pete Fussey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317058212

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 306

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Often seen as the host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Since 1976, the defence of the spectacle has become the central feature of its planning, one that has assumed even greater prominence following the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Games and, most importantly, 9/11. Indeed, the quintupled cost of securing the first post-9/11 summer Games in Athens demonstrates the considerable scale and complexity currently implicated in these operations. Such costs are not only fiscal. The Games stimulate a tidal wave of redevelopment ushering in new gentrified urban settings and an associated investment that may or may not soak through to the incumbent community. Given the unusual step of developing London's Olympic Park in the heart of an existing urban milieu and the stated commitments to 'community development' and 'legacy', these constitute particularly acute issues for the 2012 Games. In addition to sealing the Olympic Park from perceived threats, 2012 security operations have also harnessed the administrative criminological staples of community safety and crime reduction to generate an ordered space in the surrounding areas. Of central importance here are the issues of citizenship, engagement and access in urban spaces redeveloped upon the themes of security and commerce. Through analyzing the social and community impact of the 2012 Games and its security operation on East London, this book concludes by considering the key debates as to whether utopian visions of legacy can be sustained given the demands of providing a global securitized event of the magnitude of the modern Olympics.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance

Nevertheless, signicant additions are being made to East London's CCTV (and broader security) infrastructure in preparation for the Olympics. Evidence for this comes from a number of sources. First, key gures centrally involved in ...

Author: C.W.R. Webster

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991137

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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Video surveillance systems, often referred to as closed-circuit television (CCTV), have become a defining feature of modern life. Their widespread use by many different agencies for a range of purposes is no longer surprising, and is generally accepted in most European countries. Although broad academic interest accompanied the proliferation of CCTV in the mid to late 1990s, issues of governance and public policy are rarely explicitly addressed by social scientists and many of the concerns raised during the debate which followed the video surveillance revolution remain unanswered, and are as pertinent today as they were then. This book brings into focus the ways in which the implementation of cameras and systems, and their operation and technical features, are the product of decisions and policies made in a variety of contexts and by a variety of authorities and interested parties. It examines the cultural context in which cameras are deployed and explores how this context can shape their diffusion and use. The book places particular emphasis on studies of video surveillance in different national, institutional, cultural and linguistic settings. The book is divided into two parts. The chapters in part one are theoretically informed contributions from a variety of academic disciplines. Part two consists of five case studies, which are less theoretical and more descriptive, but which offer important insights for the governance of video surveillance cameras. Providing a fascinating study of the wider implications of video surveillance and its pervasive use, this book will be of interest to all those interested in how this phenomenon affects all of us in society today.
Categories: Political Science