host nation


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host nation

A nation that receives the forces and/or supplies of allied nations, coalition partners, and/or NATO organizations to be located on, to operate in, or to transit through its territory. Also called HN.
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Former Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz and Morgan Lake will contest the men's and women's high jump thanks to host nation places, Grabarz missing the British Indoors due to injury and Lake failing to achieve the qualifying height.
Eight SPEAR team members from the host nation responded within 10 minutes to secure the location, assisted with the search for the terrorists and provided medical attention to a shooting victim.
Steve Cooper's side are next in action later this month when they travel to Romania for the first qualifying round of the European Championships, where they will face the host nation, Azerbaijan and Austria.
More than 20 safe havens are currently used throughout the Atlantic Resolve countries, and additional sites are available upon request to the host nation.
What is constant is the presence of host nation governmental agencies, international governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), media, and multiple agencies of the US government ostensibly working towards the same goal.
F&C experience with installation management in the Balkans, Turkey, and Israel demonstrated the importance of establishing host nation contacts.
Other recent host nations Australia, Greece and China experienced a 14 per cent, 75 per cent and 12 per cent drop respectively in their medal tally at the following Games.
If they succeed in taking a medal at the next Olympic Games, they would go down in history as only one of a few host nations to take silverware at an Olympic handball event -- Spain being the last to do so with their bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
Adams has no host nation rivals in the flyweight division as she starts a strong favourite to create more history as the first female Commonwealth Games boxing gold medallist.
Earlier in the day, Roman Petushkov and Alexandra Kaufman also won biathlon events for Russia, sending the host nation to the top of the medals table on the first day of competition.
Blatter further said that Brazil is the only host nation which has had so much time - seven years - in which to prepare, adding that the country has just found out the scale of the work required and has started work too late.
Actually, it represents more to include the "participation by a foreign government in any of the programs taken by a host nation to free and protect its society from subversion, lawlessness, insurgency, terrorism, and other threats to its security.