In August 2018 the World Meetings of Families Congress was held in Ireland and it culminated in an official visit by the Pope Francis.
The Sword team were the sole provider of the staffing and contributed to the security planning for the Congress venue and were a key staffing provider for both Croke Park Stadium and Phoenix Park where up to 150,000 people were in attendance to hear the Pope’s mass.
The City wide event also led to the Sword team being the provider of choice for securing the accommodation with numerous high profile attendees.
Sword were awarded the contract by the NBA to secure the All Star Weekend in Toronto.
This was the first time the event was ever held outside of the USA. From the practice courts, to team escorts and the iconic celebrity game Sword were the NBA's choice of Security Provider.
The Pan Am Games were the largest ever sporting event to be held in Canada including both the summer and winter Olympics which had been previously held in the Country.
Sword were the official security supplier to the Games. Over 1000 personnel were deployed and Sword successfully security 22 of the Games venues including Pan Am Park, Athletes village and the highest profile venues.
Sword deployed a team of 50 managers and crowd safety consultants for over a month to the 1st European Games in Baku.
Our team worked alongside the Organising Committee, Local Police and Volunteers to help delivery Europe’s first official multisport Games.
KASC is a 60,000 capacity soccer stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sword was awarded the contract to provide all the security and crowd management planning to the stadium in advance of its opening in May 2014, in which it hosted the Saudi Cup Final.
The planning team was responsible for writing the security, crowd management and contingency plans for the stadium.
The Commonwealth Games were the 2nd biggest multi sport event held in the UK after the Olympic Games. Sword were a proud supplier of services to the Games. From security and planning to stewarding and logistical support.
With over 800 staff deployed during the Games, Sword applied all the knowledge and expertise gained from previous global sporting events to ensure best practice was implemented and top notch service delivered. Sword teams worked across 10 venues from Hampton Park and Celtic Park Stadiums to Official Games Hotels.
The Confederation’s Cup is a major global sporting event held a year in advance of the World Cup in the host country.
Sword were awarded the contract to provide security services at in Brasilia for the Confederations Cup. Sword’s local operational team, supported by UK and Irish Management team were responsible for security and search operations at the stadium for the Opening Game of the Confederation Cup in Brasilia. With the eyes of the world on Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup the smooth and successful operations for the stadium were essential.
The Sword team integrated with the multiple stakeholders which are essential for all successful global events from the Police, FIFA and Stadium Mgt. Despite local protests the Games and the stadium operations were an overwhelming success.
The Games of the XXXth Olympiad were seen as one of the most successful Olympic Games ever held. The Olympic Games are the largest and highest profile sporting event in the world. Sword were a key supplier of crowd management and security services to the London Games.
Sword were responsible for supplying crowd management and security services to a number of the most prestigious Olympic venues including;
Sword worked with LOCOG, the organizing committee for the games from late 2010 to develop and implement crowd management and stewarding plans to ensure successful operational delivery for the games. Over 1500 staff were deployed by Sword throughout the venues. Sword trainers and management team were heavily involved in training thousands of the volunteers who were a key element in both the delivery and legacy of the Games.
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