Major worldwide sporting events like the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup attract global interest as people follow their national teams and hope for success. To put this into context, the Olympic Games are one of the most widely covered sporting events in the world, with an audience of more than 4 billion viewers. Probably owing to the sheer scale of such events, not to mention their high profile, they also attract bad actors looking to disrupt them for ideological reasons or illegal profit.

Organizing a major event like the Olympics is a huge undertaking and the eyes of the world are on the host country and its organizing committee. There is a huge amount of pressure to produce the perfect sporting spectacle that unifies the world as it watches athletes strive to deliver their best performance.

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