Power of the Pitch podcast: Episode 6: Sports Venue Security with Andrew Silke

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In our sixth episode, we are joined by Professor Andrew Silke of Royal Holloway University of London. Andrew discusses sports venue security, including why terrorists target sports venues, the measures in place to deter them, and how the threat has evolved over the past decades. We delve into the role of technology, lessons for the future, and how fans can play a critical role in ensuring security. Highlighting the significant progress in venue security, Andrew notes that sports venues were once considered soft targets but are now considered hard targets.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnited Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2023


  • terrorism
  • sport
  • terrorist target selection
  • terrorist decision-making

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