France testing safety procedures at stadiums for Euro 2016

France testing safety procedures at stadiums for Euro 2016
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Published March 23rd, 2016 - 19:02 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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France carries out security exercise for Euro 2016 prep (source: sportbuzzbusiness.fr)
France carries out security exercise for Euro 2016 prep (source: sportbuzzbusiness.fr)

French authorities were carrying out a security exercise in the southern city of Nimes on Thursday to test safety procedures at stadiums before the country hosts Euro 2016 this summer, dpa reported.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Sports Minister Patrick Kanner were scheduled to attend the exercise, in which more than 1,000 students of the national police school would take part.

The test-run, aimed at coordinating an inter-agency response among security forces in the case of a terrorist attack or similar crisis, were due to begin on Thursday evening.

Speaking earlier this week, Cazeneuve said that some 75 exercises are planned across France this year. More than 50 would take place before the start of Euro 2016, which is expected to draw a million foreign visitors to 51 games in 10 venues from June 10-July 10.

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