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Russia Bombings Spark Olympic Concerns
Associated Press, by Eddie Pells

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/31/2013 4:44:35 AM

The suicide bombings in Russia serve as a chilling reminder of what the Winter Olympics represent to terrorists: A high-profile target with more than 2,500 athletes, some of them world-famous, waving the flags of nearly 90 nations. So, while many Olympic leaders offered reassurance on the day after two bombings 400 miles from Sochi killed at least 31 people, some of those getting ready to compete in the Games spoke of a different reality. They know their security is never a sure thing. "I am concerned," said U.S. speedskater Jilleanne Rookard. "I´m scared their security may be involved. I don´t know if

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/31/2013 9:21:41 AM     (No. 9673969)

Add to the home grown terrorist threats from Chechens the internal flights on poorly maintained airplanes, lousy hotel service, incomplete Olympic facilities, and a populace looking not to show off their beautiful country, but to rip off each and every Western visitor--who needs it? And don´t forget the famous Russian winter which defeated 2 million German troops.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/31/2013 12:37:35 PM     (No. 9674259)

The word "Muslim" does not appear in this ABC piece.

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