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Akademia Wychowanie Fizycznego i Sportu im. Jędrzeja Śniadeckiego w Gdańsku, Polska
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
Natalia RADOMYSKA   

Akademia Wychowanie Fizycznego i Sportu im. Jędrzeja Śniadeckiego w Gdańsku, Polska
Submission date: 2023-02-10
Final revision date: 2023-02-17
Acceptance date: 2023-02-17
Publication date: 2023-02-17
SBN 2023;27(1)
Research on the safety of large mass sports events with an international dimension is not common in Poland, because the results of preliminary research clearly indicate that they are most often ad hoc and concert at smaller mass sports events organized in the country. In this respect, the most frequently raised issues in the research are issues related to the safety of football matches as sporting events with an increased level of risk. In addition, most studies are fragmentary rather than holistic. This turned out to be important due to the fact that in practice the organization of such large sports events turns out to be extremely difficult and demanding, as evidenced by the study on the organization of the Olympic Games in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016) presented in the article. Studies have confirmed that most of the risks are common to all countries hosting major sporting events, but some of them are due to internal situation, geographical location or other factors. It should be emphasized that the research focused on the key factors that determined the stages of preparation, organization and functioning of the security system during the Olympic Games in London and Rio de Janeiro. As a result of the conducted research, it can be assumed that the armed forces play a very important role in the security system of large mass sports events, which due to their capabilities and equipment with specialized equipment are a very important element of it. In this respect, the armed forces are particularly useful in protecting airspace and sea areas against terrorist attacks. Taking into account the presented facts and the adopted research assumptions, it was assumed that the aim of the article will be: to present the main security projects that had to be carried out by the organizers of large mass sports events such as the Olympic Games in London and Rio de Janeiro. In order to achieve the goal, appropriate theoretical methods of scientific research were used, i.e.: analysis, synthesis, comparisons and analogy as well as inference.