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"Well, I don't think you can stand here and say there's not concerns at all [about Sochi security. You don't like seeing what's going on but there's no doubt that what's happened lately is certainly -- they're trying to obviously shake us and probably in a lot of cases they are succeeding. But that is the thing that we have to do: We have to try and fight through that.

"At the same time, you have to hope that the people in charge are doing the best they can. There's never any guarantees in this life and you'd like to make it as safe as possible. That's basically all I can say, because my job is to go there and help coach a team and hope that the people in charge of that are going to do the best job they can and make it a successful Olympics."

-Claude Julien, head coach of the Boston Bruins and assistant coach for Team Canada.  More from Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston plus a video report regarding security at Sochi from ESPN.

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

The US State Department issued a travel advisory ten days ago:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/10/22258044-state-department-issues-travel-alert-for-sochi-olympics?lite

Today comes news that they are searching for two more “black widow” bombers already within the security perimeter:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22382939-sochi-olympics-terrorism-threat-two-more-black-widow-suspects-identified?lite

Apparently, there are multiple concentric security perimeters around Sochi. The terrorists have had years to prepare and they are not stupid. If I’m a terror group, I make sure my operatives have jobs, housing and any necessary material inside the closest perimeter possible, before the perimeters were even constructed.

I seriously doubt the terrorists could successfully target an Olympic athletic competition or the athletes’ village. But there isn’t enough security forces and hours in a day to protect all the softer targets like transit hubs, hotels, restaurants, etc.

If I’m Claude Julien, Babs or any other Olympian or coach, I go to Sochi, but I make sure my family stays home and watches it on TV.

Rosby is worried and I can’t say I blame him:
http://en.rsport.ru/olympics/20140116/715638762.html

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/21/14 at 06:53 PM ET

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