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SBD Global/December 19, 2012/Events and Attractions
Glasgow Commonwealth Games Security Budget Triples To $146M
Published December 19, 2012
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SECURING THE SITE: The BBC reported the extra cash "will be spent on securing the Athletes' Village, hotels and training venues, and providing additional CCTV and perimeter fencing." The Athletes' Village "will be secured for six months before the Games begin, and provisions will be put in place to provide round-the-clock security at some hotels and training venues." Robison said a "detailed security review" had taken place following a "comprehensive observation programme at London 2012." Robison: "London 2012 highlighted the risk of having a single company providing private security, so the organising committee, in collaboration with the police, has split the private security tender for 2014 into multiple contracts" (BBC, 12/18).
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: STV reported House will take "full responsibility" for the budget to oversee policing and security of the event. House: "This is a welcome development that ensures clear lines of accountability and enables a properly integrated approach to planning and delivery." G4S, which was hired to provide security for the London Games, "could be among those that submits bids" for Glasgow 2014 contracts. (STV, 12/18).