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SBD Global/March 8, 2013/Olympics

Antiterrorism Committee Head Says No 'Extraordinary' Security For Sochi Games

Russian Federal Security Service Deputy Chief and National Antiterrorism Committee head Vladimir Kuleshov said that there will be no "extraordinary" security measures at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, according to R-SPORT. Some athletes have complained about excessive policing during test events at the Black Sea resort, "despite proximity to volatile provinces further east making it a potential target" come Feb. 2014. But Kuleshov insists spectator and athlete comfort "is just as great a priority for Russia's first-ever Winter Olympics." Kuleshov: "The organizers and the operational HQ will first of all be concerned with the comfort of the participants of the Olympic Games, the guests at our competition, and obviously, Sochi residents. Nothing extraordinary will be employed. Our Russian laws will be in force; this will allow everyone to feel comfortable" (R-SPORT, 3/7).
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