Jan 21, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Security officers patrol in Olympic Park prior to 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Sochi Winter Olympics: further security fears raised

Reuters have reported that the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games orgnaisers are on alert after the Slovenian team committee received a threatening letter.

Spokesman Brane Dmitrovic revealed

“The committee has received a terrorist threat letter written in Russian. We’ve had it translated and have forwarded it to the police.” 

This is the second threat that has been received in the build up to the Games, with the Hungarian Olympic committee revealing it had received threats. ABC’s foreign editor, Jon Williams, tweeted:

The increased security risk has led to the US offering military assistance if required, and comes on the back of a Chechen extremist website threatening attacks on the Games themselves.

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