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  • 2020 By the Book -- Security


    08/21/13

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    (ATR) Madrid proposes the largest security team for the 2020 Olympics, while Tokyo proposes the most robust budget. More details in this installment of By the Book, an exclusive series of reports from Around the Rings based on the candidate files of Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo.

    Istanbul

    Security Authority: 17 public agencies and private security contractors. Full guarantees of safety and organization have been provided by the Turkish National Government and Ministry of the Interior.
    Terrorism: The Turkish Army will handle counter-terrorism efforts through police support.
    Number of security personnel: 165,528 (2012), 217,291 (2020), 42,295 (required for the games)
    Budget: $61 million (2012), $89.2 million (2020) USD

    Madrid

    Security Authority: 7 public agencies and 3 private agencies including private security companies. Full guarantees of safety and organization have been provided by the Federal, State, and Local governments of Spain and Madrid.
    Terrorism:  Madrid's Armed Forces will be responsible for supporting the State Law Enforcement Agencies in combating terrorism.
    Number of security personnel: 79,490 (estimated)
    Budget: $91.6 million (2012), $107.6 million (2020) USD

    Tokyo


    Security Authority: 11 public agencies and private security companies contracted by TOCOG. Full guarantees of safety and organization have been provided by the National Police Agency and the Cabinet-level Tokyo Olympic Games Council (TOGC)
    Terrorism: The TMPD will handle counter-terrorism efforts during the 2020 Tokyo Games.
    Number of security personnel: 50,580
    Budget: $113.1 million (2012), $112.7 million (2020)

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2020 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Written by Aaron Bauer and Nicole Bennett.

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