News & ToursMarch 4, 2009

Terrorism and sports

The attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Pakistan has raised concerns that athletes in other sports might be targeted in the future. The Associated Press story had this regarding golf:

"The chief organizer of this month's SAIL Open golf tournament in India said the 'sports fraternity will obviously be concerned about security' after Tuesday's attack in Lahore left six police guards dead and seven cricket players injured.

"'No specific concerns have been cited by the golfers coming to our tournament, but we'll ensure that proper security arrangements are made for the players and also the spectators,' event organizer Karan Dube said."

-- John Strege

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