The Malmö Arena will be the venue

Tight security for Eurovision

Police are using sniffer dogs to search for bombs ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

Police spokesman Carl-Axel Andersson says to Swedish Television that the song contest will be a secure location.

"We will search all the areas where delegates are, so they can work in a safe environment," he says.

The delegation from Israel will have extra protection, with a police guard around the clock outside their hotel. During the Davis Cup in Malmö in 2009 there were rowdy protests against the Israeli participation.

But the ambassador for Israel in Sweden, Isaac Bachman, says that Eurovision will be different, "The contest involves so many different countries. We trust the Swedish authorities and feel that we are in good hands," he says to Swedish Television.

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