"A winter games in Sweden in 2026 would impair the police opportunities for crime prevention work, take the amounts of resources needed for other things and require years of planning."
"the Warning comes from Erik Nord, the chief police commissioner in Storgöteborg."
"I think it was one and the other the chief of police at the side of me that was sweating a little when we heard that you had accepted this," said Erik Nord."
"the Chief of police in Storgöteborg has a vast experience of kommenderingsuppgifter for the police in Gothenburg. He has, for example, been involved in work with the world CUP and european CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics, as well as with the EU-summit in Gothenburg. The news that the government has provided the necessary the guarantee for unfair calling for the Swedish OS-candidacy makes him worried."
" I think if we get the OLYMPICS in 2026 so will large parts of the 2025 and 2026 mean so much extra work, we consume a lot of the resurstillskott we are waiting for the two years. Then we will not be able to do crime prevention work which, I believe, the government and even the Swedish people expect. This is a jätteåtagande to solve."
"the reason hope Erik Nord that the OS is not going to Sweden."
"– But if we get it, so I wonder if you really have thought of right here. We are one of Europe's smallest police forces, and this should be done at the same time we shall place great emphasis on to train the new police."
"Terror, traffic and protection"
"Police planning for an OS 2026 would need to be initiated already in the year, according to Nord, who says that the big challenges are the threat of terrorism, coverage of the skyddspersoner, any opinions and traffic. He also says that you would have to build up the response capacity to reach up to a level not justified by everyday life, but only of the OS."
"– If I think from my professional perspective, with all what an OS would mean, then I think that here we do not need. Not if we are to meet everything else that we have to work with."
"TT: Can you compare the police conditions in Sweden with OLYMPIC competitor in Italy?"
"– Italy is all well and good, twice as many police officers as we, per capita, they have more police and it is a much denser country. Nor do they have the geographical distances that we have in Sweden, which hampers our ability to share resources with each other."
"On 12 april is the last date for the Swedish olympic committee to submit a definitive OS-application."
"According to the plan, the event is split up in several locations, with branches in Stockholm, Åre, Falun and Latvian Sigulda."
"the Decision on it will be Sweden with the Stockholm-Åre or Italy with Milan-Cortina-who gets the OLYMPICS and Paralympics in 2026 taken by the International olympic committee (IOC) on 24 June."