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IOC President Expects Safe Winter Olympics

Announcement Of Short Track Athletes Named in Team GB for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he has full confidence that Russian authorities will deliver “safe and secure” games in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that have heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee says Bach has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to express his condolences following the “despicable” and “cowardly” attacks on Sunday and Monday that killed more than 30 people in Volgograd.

Volgograd is located about 650 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics from Feb. 7-23.

Bach says he is “certain that everything will be done to ensure the security of the athletes and all the participants of the Olympic Games.”


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