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With any mega-event there are considerable regulations and safetyprecautions that are taken to ensure safety and order Rio de Janeiro isno exception as they prepare to hold the Summer Olympics and the Federation Internationale de Football Association FIFA World Cup Thepreparations include hiring police officers and investing in securitytechnology this often lead to over spending and undesirable impacts onthe social culture For developed countries especially in the aftermathof 911 securitization has morphed beyond its original context ofstate defense to now include securing political environmental andsocial spheres Toohey and Taylor 2012 Developing counties do nothave the same Western ideals or place as great a focus onsecuritization the gap of quantity of scholarly articles between thetwo furthers this point The need for security especially for theseglobal events is of great importance thus I will examine thedifferent attitudes of both developed and developing nations in order tobetter understand their contrasting social environments Emphasis willbe on the reaction to additional security features and their continueduse after the events Are there different expectationsDeveloped countries find that legacies of security can be integratedinto an already existing infrastructure whereas developed countries usethese legacies of security to build their own Regardless if amega-event is being held in a developed or a developing country thereis an expected level of security that is to be maintained when holdingevents especially when they include delegates from around the worldThis expectation come from not only precedent of previous games but ishighlighted contractually In Cape Town where the impact of apartheidwere still present there were expectations outlined that were toadopt all measures including passing of municipal ordinances andby-laws to fully implement the safety and security operation to supportthe South African Police Services and to provide any other assistancerequested by the national police quoted in City of Cape Town2009 p 4 Cornelissen 2011 In comparion even London was askedto hire 3500 troops in addition to the 13000 already planned toprovide security for the Olympics
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