Aussie Olympians to be protected against drone strikes and cyber threats by WOKE activists and anti-government protesters in unprecedented move for Paris Games
Increased security presence at Paris Olympics fears protesters could disrupt Paris Olympic Games starting July 26, 2024
Aussie Olympic athletes will be protected from potential drone attacks as they compete for medals and potential cyber threats at next year’s Paris Games thanks to beefed-up security.
It comes after French officials recently expressed their fears about the possibility of climate activists and anti-government protesters disrupting the Games.
Anna Meares, Australia’s chef de mission for Paris 2024, confirmed athlete safety was the top priority.
Meares, an Olympic gold-medal-winning cyclist in 2004 and 2012, also said the team would always be tailed by a member of the Australian Federal Police.
It comes as the French capital has recently endured civil unrest, and is taking no chances with talk of an individual or group trying to hijack the games, which start on July 26 next year.
Aussie Olympic athletes will be safe from potential drone attacks and cyber threats at next year’s Paris Games thanks to beefed-up security (pictured, Aussie stars at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony)
Australia’s Chef de Mission for Paris 2024, Anna Meares, confirmed athlete safety was a top priority.
According to News Corp, the French government has outlined plans to deploy 35,000 security guards and military forces to ensure the opening ceremony and then all sporting events will go off around the clock.
‘Certainly speaking to our members in the sport, safety is the biggest issue they raise,’ Meares said.
‘We think France and the Paris Games Organizing Committee are going to ensure a safe Games for all participants.
‘The Australian Olympic team will have a member of the AFP [Australian Federal Police] As well as ensuring personal safety our teams are safe while there.’
Meares added that he knows first-hand the importance of safety as ‘paramount importance’ after competing in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
It was the first Games to be staged since the 9/11 attacks in the United States three years ago, when terrorism was on many people’s minds.
The development follows criticism of the AOC’s decision to send athletes home from Paris immediately after finishing the competition.
Other concerns raised include the removal of air conditioners from athletes’ villages and the heat forecast during the competition.
Olyroos players celebrate Marco Tillio’s goal against Argentina at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – which were staged in July 2021 due to delays arising from the Covid pandemic
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