New Jersey gears up to prevent sex trafficking at 2013 Super Bowl - January 6, 2013
Authorities say the Super Bowl has a dark side: it's considered the single largest human trafficking event in the U.S. Click on the link below for the full story.
NGOs worry about Human Trafficking during CW Games
August 25, 2010
By Colin Todhunter
The Commonwealth Games (CWG) are coming to town...
Delhi that is. While much of the talk currently centres on corruption and an infrastructure that may not be ready in time, let’s not forget that an event such as this means big money for some. Apart from architects, the construction industry, hotels, shops and tour operators, who else will benefit financially from the games? Look no further than the sex trade...
Human Trafficking and the World Cup
June 7, 2010
By John Barr and Nicole Noren, ESPN
For more than nine months, "Outside the Lines" has investigated whether the presence of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa will have an effect on human trafficking in the country. OTL interviewed dozens of sources in South Africa and around the world, including officials in law enforcement, government agencies, research institutes and advocacy groups, as well as pimps and prostitutes who will work the brothels and streets of South African cities that are hosting World Cup matches. The investigation included undercover footage...
The below comment to the ESPN video about Human Trafficking at the World Cup is yet more proof of how little people take Human Trafficking seriously. Despite the reference to crimes not being mentioned in other sporting events, generally if there is something significant going on like alleged terrorist threats, those reports receive compete coverage surrounding the sporting event, proving crimes are covered at major sporting events.
ID REMOVED (6/9/2010 at 3:57 PM) ESPN shouldn't have showed a documentary on human trafficking just 2 days before the World Cup. ESPN spends so little time each day covering issues of the World cup and when they finally spend about 10 mins, they have to show something negative and of no importance to the tournament happening in 2 days. When the superbowlis on do you show how many people in the host cities have been gunned down because of drugs and gang wars....noo!
I just have to say that wasn't fair to the host country. There are more pressing issues concerning the World Cup that should be addressed. Why must ESPN inflict fear into the hearstof viewers and tourists at this stage. That is definitely not respectful of them
Here is one of many articles from ESPN and other networks that covered the terrorist threats at the World Cup 2010. Terrorist threats won't stop World Cup 2010
Here is a CNN article one day before the World Cup started confirming that South Africa was downplaying the terrorist threat...but still making it known that there had been a risk of a terrorist threat.