Olympic Committees Receive Terrorist Threads Ahead of Winter Olympics
The Olympic committees of several European nations and the US have received messages threatening armed attacks at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, according to media reports.
Committees in Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and the United States were among those that received the messages which contained what they called "terrorist threats."
Although the messages received by the national Olympics offices continued to sharpen concern about security at the Winter Olympics in February, the International Olympic Committee said the anonymous warnings lacked credibility.
Earlier in January, Russia has announced a set of measures to ensure security at the Olympic games in Sochi.
According to official reports, 37,000 police officers from around the country will patrol Sochi.
An additional 23,000 members of the Ministry for Civil Protection are to be stationed in the city, as well as numerous soldiers, border patrol and an unknown number of intelligence agents, Deutsche Welle says.
Naval vessels and submarines will patrol the coast while drones and fighter jets guard the Games from the skies. About 1,400 video cameras have been installed throughout the city and quad vehicles stand ready for use in the mountains.
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