Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DOS issues Travel Alert for Winter Olympics

The Department of State issued a travel alert Friday for U.S. citizens planning to attend the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. 
The warning to “remain attentive” regarding “personal security at all times,” comes amid rising reports of terrorism in the region and less than a month before the global games are set to start. 
Since October, there have been three suicide bombings that left dozens of Russians dead in the streets of Volgograd, include two attacks last month, the State Department said.
U.S. counter-terrorism experts say their worries are escalating because Russian authorities are refusing to accept offers from Americans to help secure the games. 
The Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Sochi, starting Feb. 7 to March 16, 2014. The travel alert expires March 24, 2014.
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