Apr 17, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT
Brazilian officials said Tuesday that they’ll use conclusions drawn from the Boston Marathon bombings to determine whether to change security plans for the upcoming World Cup and Olympics.
“We will start understanding if there is something that Brazil can learn from the case and incorporate it into our strategy ahead of the upcoming events,” spokesperson Alexandre Castilho said.
“It could be something very useful for us, but it could be an isolated event, too, specific to the American scenario.”
Brazil’s Olympic Committee has called security their “top priority” and the country’s foreign minister said he plans to take “all necessary measures” as the world descends on Rio during the next three years, but FILA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is already planning tighten things up by 2014.
“With what happened in Boston, [security] will be even… stronger,” Valcke said while in Haiti. “We will push the limit to make sure that we have the security, from the beach, to the airport, to the stadium.”
Valke plans to work with law enforcement from all 32 countries represented at the World Cup, and to build off of the model created for the 2010 event in South Africa, to ensure athletes and spectators are safe.
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