How Safe Is The Olympics?

942 Words Jan 12th, 2016 4 Pages
The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia were rocked by a bomb that detonated July 27, 1996 at 1:20pm. My own father walked Centennial Olympic Park 30 minutes before the bomb, set by Eric Rudolph, exploded, killing one and injuring 111. This was the first of four. Which raises the question. How safe is the Olympics? An unnecessary, dangerous luxury for many. Not just for the athletes, but for spectators as well. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise,” a quote by Victor Hugo informs us that even after humanity is corrupted and killed, we will always rise again. Sometimes, that quote is enough to push us through even the harshest of times. In the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, eleven Israeli team members were taken hostage and eventually killed by a Palestinian terror group. They called themselves Black September. Black September called for the release of 234 Palestinian prisoners. Five of the eight attackers were killed by German police in a failed rescue attempt. One police officer died. Many terror attacks have been thwarted, including a little-known attack on a plane headed for Sochi, Russia. Perpetrators used explosives disguised as hand cream, given to female suicide bombers. The women were detained in Austria and France, after being checked in four countries by five international security agencies. In France, though, they were found to have plans of where to put the explosives. There was no definitive target, rt.com reports. We can be…
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