Families and athletes thinking twice about traveling to Sochi

  • Article by: Michael Russo and Pam Louwagie , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 22, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Families and athletes with Minnesota ties are thinking twice about traveling to Sochi.

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rogermarisJan. 21, 1410:17 PM

Regardless of whether anything happens or not, it appears the terrorists have won again. Very sad.

YellowDog2Jan. 22, 1412:47 AM

Better safe than sorry.........

cutthebullJan. 22, 14 5:07 AM

rogermaris - Too true. The fact that they are forcing people to have these discussions, regardless of how real or inflated the threat might be, means they have already achieved at least a portion of their disruptive agenda. It's maddening and saddening. And, to anticipate the potential objections to my post, no, I'm not one of the "carry on as normal or the terrorists win" crowd. Suter and the rest are right to be cautious, but the need for such caution is definitely a win for the terrorists before they even lift a finger.

optionJan. 22, 14 7:13 AM

I'm concerned that terrorists will pull this sort of gangstah rule every time that a future Olympic Event is held. It's very sad that so few people can create so much evil. I'm not a violent person. I don't even own a gun. But, I wish that Olympic game security became so extreme that the terrorists wouldn't even think about coming anywhere near Sochi or any other future Olympic games. Innocent until proven guilty? I think the guilt has already been demonstrated in bloodshed in every corner of the world.

peoplewatchrJan. 22, 14 7:27 AM

I'm starting to wonder if these kind of threats have been going on for decades but it's just now that the media is reporting. Just because they feel it necessary to scare you and make you afraid.

bluedevil101Jan. 22, 14 7:45 AM

It is up to the Russians to offer the protections necessary for the games to go forward. Russia is not a free society so there should be less problems. Putin will face the wrath of the world should anything happen.

radsmanJan. 22, 14 9:03 AM

Wow, it's sad that we can no longer hold the Oympics without fear that something is going to happen. It's a shame..

melloncollieJan. 22, 14 9:05 AM

Another win for the terrorists. And yet in our country liberals tell us we can't call them terrorists, must stop profiling known groups who are the primary perpetrators of terrorists acts and must give US constitutional rights to non-citizens to protect them. What a strange world we live in.

dustinyoJan. 22, 14 9:09 AM

Seems like it was a mistake from the beginning for the IOC to pick Sochi for these games. Especially considering one of the candidates at the time was Salzberg, Austria. One of the most beautiful cities in the world.

fearmongersJan. 22, 14 9:22 AM

I know it is easy for me to say, but it seems like I would have a hard time saying I'm not going because of some terrorist threats. It would get my back up enough to say I'm definitely going. I would have a hard time staying home realizing I cowered to terrorists. As I said, I know it's easy to say because I really don't have that situation staring me in the face, but it's how I feel. Sending my family on the other hand, that's a tough one.


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