Quote of the Day

"We need to be prudent but God forbid if everyone has to go through a metal detector. The cost may be too high for the smaller races."
-– Former world-class marathoner Lisa Rainsberger, on increasing security measures for races following yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. (Colorado Springs GAZETTE, 4/16)
Tuesday April 16, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 153 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Keeping Things Safe And Secure

    Marathons and other sporting events now will face heightened security measures

    Event directors around the world will “face heightened pressure to tighten security at outdoor competitions that draw tens of thousands of spectators” in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, but the task “won’t be easy,” according to Helliker & Barrett of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Former U.S. Army Delta Force officer Jim Reese, whose security firm, TigerSwan, is preparing a security plan for some Brazilian clients ahead of the ‘14 World Cup in Brazil, said of a marathon, “It’s a soft target, stretched out across 26 miles. It would be very difficult to secure.” Helliker & Barrett note as the “unofficial kickoff of the footracing season in the U.S., the Boston M ...

  • No Second Thoughts

    Sunday's London Marathon will go on, as city is confident in post-Olympics security measures.

  • In The Aftermath

    Sports venues nationwide adding police, bomb-sniffing dogs at upcoming events.

  • Hello Again

    WVU re-opens bidding for Tier 3 media rights; IMG still favorite.

  • Not Turning A Blind Eye

    Rooftop owners could sue if Wrigley upgrades obstruct views.

  • Holding Penalty

    Boise State is suing the former Big East in an effort to avoid a $5M buyout penalty.

  • Maryland-Go-Round

    DC United reconsidering its stadium options in Maryland.

  • Planning Ahead

    An effort is underway to keep the PGA Tour at Harbour Town years before deal expires.

  • Here's To You, Mr. Robinson

    Jackie Robinson's No. 42 jersey takes the top sales spot for all MLB players on Fanatics.com.

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