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Old 01-19-2014, 04:05 PM
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Default 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

It is almost time for the Sochi Olympic. They teams have been chosen.

But I do have concerns if we are making the right choice by allowing Team USA to compete in these games due to the possible violence in Russia. I do not think that the Russian government can protect the athletes. I am worried that the violence could be real due to the importance placed on these games. What a huge target on the athletes and those attending the games.

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Old 01-19-2014, 04:46 PM
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It is almost time for the Sochi Olympic. They teams have been chosen.

But I do have concerns if we are making the right choice by allowing Team USA to compete in these games due to the possible violence in Russia. I do not think that the Russian government can protect the athletes. I am worried that the violence could be real due to the importance placed on these games. What a huge target on the athletes and those attending the games.

Hope I am 100% wrong on this.
My thought as well. State Dept has issued a travel advisory for the games.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:50 PM
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I hope you're wrong too. I don't know.. we've been spooked about these events so many times, but this does seem like a legit concern this time.
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We did have an Olympics hockey thread already, which I'll go sticky.

This one seems to be on the games in general?
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We did have an Olympics hockey thread already, which I'll go sticky.

This one seems to be on the games in general?
I looked and could not find it .......sorry
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:58 PM
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Naw. The athletes have trained their whole lives for this opportunity. Be a real shame to cancel it because something might or might not happen. If you do, the terrorists win. I hope and pray the athletes from all countries stay safe. Tourists and fans too.
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I looked and could not find it .......sorry
It's ok, it was pushed way down. I can move this & we can use it for general Olympic talk.
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It's ok, it was pushed way down. I can move this & we can use it for general Olympic talk.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:56 AM
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I'm a bit worried, honestly. I just don't think Russia can be as effective in stopping a terrorist plot as the US.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:26 AM
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I'm worried too. Most likely there will be an attempt to injure people at this event- the question is, do we respond to this threat by not sending our athletes? The ones who have trained their entire lives to have one shot at the Olympics? I say no.
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