Sports Law • Risk Management

2012 Olympics

G4S Security Shortfall at London 2012

Many of the security concerns and issues at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were allegedly caused by G4S Security Company. Richard Allen Greene of CNN reported that the private security firm G4S signed a $444 million dollar government contract to provide 10,400 security personnel for the Olympics. However just weeks before the games G4S came out and admitted they only had 4,000 trained security personnel, and could only have 7,000 ready by opening day of the Olympics. With G4S’s shortfall being a huge issue the government deployed 4,200 extra troops and extra police.

Nohr Sports Principal Named Insurance Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, principal, Katharine M. Nohr, who, on April 14, 2012, was awarded the Insurance Professional of the Year Award for Region VIII, by the International Association of Insurance Professionals.

Katharine will be speaking at the upcoming Conference on Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement at Ithaca College London in May 2012 on "Scandals, Accidents and Injuries: Risk Management and Legal Issues in the Modern Olympic Games."

She will also be speaking at Cambridge University, UK, at the Third International Conference on Sport and Society just before the 2012 Olympic Games in London, on " 2012 London Olympic Games: Managing Risk While Achieving the Olympic Ideal of Uniting People from All Nations with Peaceful Athletic Competition."