1. The tendency of nationalistic forces to use the competitions as a means to strengthen the sense of competition between nations or blocs represents a danger of such events, especially when a heavy emphasis is placed on the cumulative points compiled by the national delegations.
2. Also, because of their extremely high visibility, of have become targets of terrorist activities (such as in Munich in 1972).
3. The attendant stringent security measures actually call attention to the existing global tensions and conflicts that exist in the world.