Brazil to deploy largest ever security personnel for Olympics

About 85,000 police and military personnel will be mobilized to guarantee the security of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and other cities, the largest ever for the games as well as for Brazil, officials said July 30.
The number more than doubles that of the 2012 London games, said Andrei Rodrigues, the official tasked with overseeing the security of the events, at a press conference held in Rio de Janeiro to mark one year to go before the games begin.
The contingent will mainly compromise 37,000 soldiers and 25,000 military and civilian police, firemen and private security forces, along with 1,700 prison personnel, he said.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) will set up in the Olympic City a center to combat terrorism, he added.

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