The ICSS Journal, published by Newsdesk Media in partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security, was unveiled at receptions in Doha, Qatar (7 December 2012), and at the House of Lords in London (10 December 2012).
The quarterly publication, which will include articles from a range of experts currently operating in the world of sport, safety, security and integrity, will be distributed around the world to leading organisations, international federations, governments and corporations involved in the delivery of major international sporting events and integrity-related projects.
Speaking at the launch event in Doha, ICSS President Mohammed Hanzab said: “We are proud to have played an active role in the establishment of leading research in the field of sport safety, security and integrity and welcome sharing knowledge and best practice by publishing the first journal of this kind in the world.
“We all know that global challenges require a global commitment. The global challenges related to sport and the threats the industry is facing make the need to share knowledge even more important”.
Dr Shaun McCarthy (Director, Research & Knowledge Gathering at the ICSS) said: “With major international sporting events now attracting significant media interest from around the world and the need to safeguard athletes, the public and the national sovereignty of host nations, there was a clear requirement to develop an authoritative publication in the world of sport security, safety and integrity to support and share knowledge between major event organisers and integrity practitioners.”
To view the launch edition of the ICSS Journal online, click here