The Olympic games is the world’s most-watched sporting event, with an estimated four billion viewers from over 160 countries. This is good news for sports fans, but unfortunately may be no less so for terrorists seeking a high-profile target. Terrorism is, by nature, a publicity seeking political tool; it puts the terrorist’s cause into the media spotlight, while intimidating a target population. Its effectiveness depends on publicity. Thus any event as widely-publicized as the Olympics is bound to be a very attractive target for terrorism. Indeed, the Olympic forum was exploited twice in the past for that very reason: the 1972 Olympic Munich Massacre, and the 1996 Olympic Pipe-bombing in Atlanta.