Summary: Television equipment was stolen from the compound of Estadio Nacional, the site of the Pan American Games’ opening ceremony, raising concerns about security at the tournament.
Television crews covering the Pan American Games in Chile had their equipment stolen from the Estadio Nacional compound, where the opening ceremony was scheduled to take place. Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the executive-director of the games, reported the incident and praised the police for recovering the stolen cameras. However, concerns about security and crime in Chile have been heightened, with recent polls showing Chileans’ worries about crime under President Gabriel Boric’s administration. The government has deployed additional police personnel for the Pan American Games to ensure safety and security.
Tags: Pan American Games, security concerns, theft, Estadio Nacional, Chile, crime, security measures