Could the Junior Eurovision Song Contest be a possible target for terrorist attacks? Police in Lillehammer are taking it into account and are preparing to guarantee safety at the great event, to take place in Lillehammer next Saturday.
Approximatelly 7000 people will attend the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the Haakons Hall in Lillehammer. Therefore the organisers are paying a lot of attention to security issues.
“An event like this one should be taken serious, especially the security when so many people gather,” says Erik Ulateig, Administrative Director of the Lillehammer Olympiapark where the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place. “We are working with a combination of professional guards and police who advice us on this event.”
Police in Lillehammer are taking the security serious and are centrally organizing their intelligence activities. Police Officer Stig Nårstad however emphasizes that no threats have been received yet and that they are closely following the situation. What the safety measures that have been taken include remains secret.
Most of the delegations will arrive in Lillehammer tomorrow. The rehearsals for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will start on Tuesday.