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Olympic Games 2024: "augmented" cameras, scanners, unforgeable tickets ... the main points of the Olympic bill voted on Tuesday

2023-01-31T16:29:13.729Z

Cameras equipped with algorithms, body scanners or genetic anti-doping tests in very specific cases: here are the main measures of...



Cameras equipped with algorithms, body scanners or genetic anti-doping tests in very specific cases: here are the main measures of the Olympic bill, which was voted by the French Senate on Tuesday, and includes several provisions related to security.

Cameras

These cameras, called "augmented" or "intelligent" will, among other things, detect suspicious crowd movements.

These, which may be drones, will be tested from the entry into force of the law until June 30, 2025 during “sporting, recreational or cultural events”, in the vicinity and in adjacent transport.

“These treatments do not use any biometric identification system, do not process any biometric data and do not implement any facial recognition technique”, assures the text.

Body scanners

To filter entries, “millimeter wave” body scanners, which have only been used at airports so far, will be allowed, with the consent of the person.

"Screening"

Accredited persons (security guards, catering company, etc.) not only on the competition sites but also in the fan zones will be subject to an administrative investigation.

Intrusion into sports arenas

Reinforcement of sanctions in the event of intrusion into sports grounds: criminal fine of 3,750 euros in the event of intrusion committed by “a first-time offender” and 7,500 euros in the event of a repeat offense.

Unforgeable banknotes

Obligation of “nominative”, “dematerialized” and “tamper-proof” tickets for events, the threshold of which will be set by a decree in the Council of State.

Anti-doping

To comply with global anti-doping legislation, France will now be able to carry out genetic tests in specific cases (administration of homologous blood, sample substitution, genetic mutation in a gene involved in sports performance or genetic manipulation) in competition and out of competition.

Sunday work

Derogations from Sunday work for businesses will be possible from June 1 to September 30, 2024 in the municipalities where events take place, and in neighboring municipalities.

Transport

Parking authorization for taxis accessible to wheelchairs, which will be given on an experimental basis by the Paris police chief.

Moreover, the authority of the prefect will be extended to all of Ile-de-France from July 1 to September 15, 2024.

Olympic Village

Creation of the "Olympic and Paralympic polyclinic" which will be managed by the Assistance Publique Hospitals de Paris (APHP)

Future of Solideo

The Olympic Works Delivery Company (Solidéo), responsible for building permanent works and supervising work sites related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be backed by Grand Paris Aménagement by January 1, 2026 at the latest. It will be dissolved by December 31 at the latest. 2028.

Source: lefigaro

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