Qatar Launch Sports Security Group to Advise Major Events

March 10, 2011

The Middle Eastern gulf nation of Qatar launched a new non-profit organisation yesterday, tadalafil March 9, aimed at sharing information about security at major sports events around the world and helping them prepare to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Helmut Spahn, a former German policeman who was in charge of security at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, will head up the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) operating under an Advisory Board that includes Lord John Stevens, Peter Ryan and Rick Parry, former chief executive of the Premier League and Liverpool

The ICSS idea came Mohammed Hanzab, president of the organisation and Royal Air Force-trained former Colonel in the Qatari Air Force.

Hanzab stated: “No-body has really looked into this really seriously.

“We are concerned not to lose the people who were on board for previous events.

“In this centre our primary objective is to take the knowledge and share it with the world of sport, including federations, Governments, organising committees and event organisers.”

Hanzab went on to promise that it will be independent and not affiliated to any organisation, stating: “We want to encourage them to interact and to seek innovative and research.

“The message from Qatar is that we want to contribute.

“We are used to organising big international events here in Doha.

“We will try to get the best talent to work for the ICSS to show that we are serious.”