Communication Strategy of Terrorism at Major Sporting Events


  • Adéla Hofmannová Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Louis S. Nadelson Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic



Communication strategy, civil protection, Counterterrorism, Olympic Games, Jihadism, Threats,, Terrorism, Security, Sports competitions, Risks, Radicalism


Sport has historically played a vital role in fostering positive values and fostering connections between cultures and nations globally. However, over the past 50 years, sporting events have increasingly become targets for terrorist attacks, posing significant security challenges. To explore this issue, we conducted an integrative review, viewing terrorism at sporting events as an ecosystem with various elements and interactions. Our goals were threefold: to evaluate terrorist attacks at major sporting events since the 1972 Olympics, analyzing terrorists' communication strategies, and to identify trends for detecting and preventing terrorism. Our findings contribute to unraveling the complexities surrounding the motivations of perpetrators, the vulnerabilities of the sporting environment, and the effectiveness of counterterrorism measures. In essence, it is a comprehensive examination that seeks to enhance knowledge, inform policy, and contribute to the development of strategies aimed at ensuring the safety and security of sporting events.


How to Cite

Hofmannová, A., & Louis S. Nadelson. (2024). Communication Strategy of Terrorism at Major Sporting Events. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN:2582-6220, DOI: 10.47505/IJRSS, 5(3), 106–118.