Security The Minister of the Interior wishes to draw inspiration from the World Cup in Qatar for the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin represents France at the opening ceremony of the Cup world football in Doha. — THOMAS SAMSON – POOL/SIPA
From Doha, where he represents France for the opening of the football World Cup, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin spoke on security major sporting events. Drones are “the main terrorist threat today and tomorrow” explosives that goes on a crowd, on an exposed team, on an opening ceremony like at the Olympic Games for example,” he believes.
“When you organize an event like this, cyber attacks, the fight against drones, questions of terrorist threats, the flow of people are important topics,” -he continued from the hotel of the Blues which he greeted at the beginning of the afternoon, two days before their entry into the running against Australia and which he wishes to see in final against “Brazil”.
35,000 police and gendarmes mobilized for Paris 2024
“We have (in Doha) 225 police, gendarmes and deminers who are there. to help secure the French supporters who will be up to 20,000”, he explained. Without comparing a football or rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games, the minister mentioned “things that can obviously inspire us.
“”It’s intelligence and the experience at know for tomorrow, for the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games. There are learning from previous competitions is also the last major competition before our own competitions held in France,” he said. The opening ceremony of the Paris Games, which will take place on the Seine with 600,000 spectators expected, is a major concern for the French authorities. Thirty-five thousand police and gendarmes will be mobilized on July 26, 2024 for this event.