From munich to Boston, and from theater to social Media: The evolutionary landscape of world sporting terror

Yair Galily, Moran Yarchi, Ilan Tamir

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Abstract

Modern terrorist attacks are usually characterized by intentionally extreme public displays of massive violence to get wide propagation, courtesy of the media. This article uses large-scale, world sporting events, from the 1972 Munich massacre to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to document and analyze how terror acts grew and acclimatized into a reality in which the symbiotic, massive linkage between two gigantic entities—sports and the media—allows terrorism to prosper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)998-1007
Number of pages10
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2015

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