- Environmental campaigners have recently been protesting at sporting events across the UK.
- Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tennis tournament this year, will kick off on July 3, 2023.
- Event coordinators have already increased security plans for Wimbledon in an effort to prevent protests similar to those that have been occurring at other British sporting events.
The All England Club has increased its security plans for Wimbledon in coordination with London police and other agencies ahead of the start of matches next week, partly as a result of protests at other major sporting venues in Britain this year.
In London on Wednesday, environmental activists rushed onto the pitch and briefly disrupted play about five minutes after the start of the Ashes cricket second test between England and Australia. Players from both teams intervened when protesters tried to spread orange powder on the pitch.
«Based on what has happened at other sporting events, and taking advice from our key partners, we have reviewed our security plans, which have now been enhanced for The Championships accordingly,» the All England Club’s chief operating officer said on Thursday. , Michelle Say.
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«We have plans to mitigate the risks by working in partnership with specialist agencies and the Metropolitan Police and should an incident occur, the appropriate specialist teams will respond,» Dite said.
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Earlier this month, protesters briefly stormed the England cricket team bus during the match against Ireland in London. Activists have also focused on Premier League soccer matches, the Premiership rugby union final in Twickenham and the world snooker championship in Sheffield this year.
Play at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, begins on Monday.
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«The safety of all our players, colleagues and visitors is paramount,» Dite said. «Throughout the year, we work closely with the Metropolitan Police and other relevant organizations to ensure that The Championships is as safe as possible and that our plans and measures are commensurate with the prevailing threat level and risks.»