The Switzerland team at the training ground at the Mosson stadium in Montpellier on June 7, ahead of the Euro 2016 football championships. French authorities are deploying some 90,000 police, soldiers and security guards for the tournament. Last month, the US State Department issued a warning that the event could be a target for further terrorist atrocities.
THIS Friday sees the kick-off of the European Football Championships, the world's third biggest sporting event, followed hot on the heels by the opening of the Rio Olympics in August. While hosting such major contests still commands national prestige, both events have been plagued...