Ewan MacKenna: Playing sport in the shadow of Brussels

Experts say that major tournaments are difficult to target

27th March, 2016
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Armed police patrol at the London Olympics in 2012 Picture: Getty

Following the horrific uncertainty of Tuesday, there was a predictable tone to many sporting conversations the following day. By Wednesday morning, having been prompted, the organisers of the European Championships were telling people the tournament wouldn’t be behind closed doors.

Shortly after when Martin O’Neill sat to talk about the friendly with Switzerland, he instead found himself discussing summer security measures.

Due to time-zone differences, it was later still that Brazilian...

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