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Security costs for the 2015 Pan American Games in the Toronto area will be $239 million.
Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft.
Thirty “PackBots” will be provided by Massachusetts-based iRobot to the Brazilian government in a $7.2 million deal for the FIFA World Cup. According to Robohub, it is expected that the 12 host cities will share the high-tech machines to help boost security and examine any suspicious packages. The PackBot has been used previously in military zones, where soldiers use them to cross minefields and clear buildings.
The NFL is facing a lawsuit by two Minnesota law enforcement organizations challenging its authority to prohibit off-duty officers from bringing guns into stadiums.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics approaching, more say it was a bad decision (44%) than a good decision (32%) to hold the games in Russia.
During the pre-game coverage for NFL Super Bowl XLVIII, television news inadvertently broadcast the stadium's internal Wi-Fi login credentials.
On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. The attack, and the subsequent manhunt for the bombers, brought to light several issues inherent to event planning: a temporary location, a temporary staff, and the need to protect masses of spectators and participants.
The NHL says it will reconsider sending its players to Sochi next month if something "significant" happens before Feb. 9.
The NYPD installed 200 temporary security cameras around midtown Manhattan in order to guard against terrorism during the city's Super Bowl activities.
Lawmakers in Brazil's House of Representatives and Senate are expected to vote on a law that criminalizes terrorism in Brazil.