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Sporting Venues Around The World Consider Extra Security After Manchester Tragedy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

Countries from the U.S. to Japan and Singapore are "considering tightening security ahead of major theatre and sports events" following a suicide bomb attack in England last night that "killed at least 22 people," according to Kaneko & Ungku of REUTERS. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security s...

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