South Koreans are optimistic about the Olympics. Luckily this year, North and South Korea are enjoying another thawing period in their relationship, and will even be cooperating in certain respects during the Games. But since this is an event for the world stage, it isn’t just North Korea that Seoul has to worry about.
As a result, the republic is interweaving cutting-edge technology into its security systems to keep spectators, athletes, and VIPs safe this Olympic season. The measures were recently announced by the PyeongChang Olympics anti-Terrorism and Safety Headquarters.
This includes cooperative efforts among South Korea’s National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC), the National Intelligence Service (NIS), the Presidential Security Service, the police, and the armed forces, all equating to about 60,000 security professionals in all. They’ve set up 18 safety control offices scattered around accommodations, event venues, and