Lessons Learned from Security at Past Olympic Games, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Competition, Foreign Commerce, and Infrastructure of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, May 4, 2004 [open pdf - 220KB]
This is the May 4, 2004 hearing on "Lessons Learned from Security at Past Olympic Games," held before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Competition, Foreign Commerce, and Infrastructure of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Gordon Smith: "Today's hearing will examine the evolution of Olympic security over the past 30 years, the advancement of technological and operational security tactics employed by domestic and foreign Olympic organizing officials to secure the Games as well as the cost and effectiveness of all of their measures. We'll also hear from two Olympians to get their perspective about how security has evolved over the years and how it affects the athletes who participate in the Games. [...] While it's true that there exist global security concerns heading into this summer's Olympic Games in Athens, I'm confident that the Greek officials are working in conjunction with security officials from around the world to ensure that the athletes and spectators who attend the Greek games will be well protected. It is a great credit to the Greek government that they have budgeted $1.2 billion for security. They have reached out to our Nation for lessons learned, as well as to the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance to provide military support for the security of our athletes and our spectators." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark Camillo, Carl Lewis, Steven Lopez, David G. Maples, and Mitt Romney.
S. Hrg. 108-1004; Senate Hearing 108-1004
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