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After Rio security drones may be used at Commonwealth Games in Australia

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Australian authorities are mulling on using security drones to help keep athletes and spectators safe at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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Gold Coast 2018 (GC2018) commonwealth games chairman Peter Beattie said the security drones would be used in venues that had dense bushland and areas that are hard to reach for security purposes, the Australian Associated Press reported.

"Security planning for GC2018 is well established, however we appreciate the application of new technologies and have an open mind when it comes to their use," Beattie said.

A firm decision on the drones would be made as GC2018 draws closer said the games head of security, Danny Bade.

In the past, security drones have been featured at the 2012 Olympics and the current Rio Olympic games in Brazil.

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