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Brazilian authority simulate security operations for Rio 2016

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<p>Brazilian authorities have simulated security operations for the Olympics opening ceremony, which will take place in the Maracana Soccer Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.</p> <p>A total of 350 security agents from municipal, state and federal bodies participated in simulations in several zones throughout the city.</p> <p>The Federal Police Director for Mega Events, Felipe Seixas, explained to Reuters the complications of the operation.</p> <p>“It is a very complex operation because of the high numbers (of people) each of the clients have. We expect 11,000 athletes, 10,000 members of the Olympic family, 8,000 sponsors; so, it is so many people with exclusive passes, exclusive locations, that some kind of special attention is needed and we need an operation that is perfectly timed.” </p> <p>Security operations for the Games will begin on July 5, with a total of 85,000 officials involved, including 47,000 public security agents and 38,000 military personnel. </p> <p>The 11,000 athletes who will be present in the opening ceremony will be protected by private security guards.</p> <p><strong><em>Reuters</em></strong></p>
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