Sochi chief organizer: City is world’s ‘most secure venue’
With only nine days before the opening ceremony, Dmitry Chernyshenko, the chief organizer of the Sochi Olympics, said the city is the “most secure venue on the planet,” according to Stephen Wilson of the Associated Press.
“The Olympics is a global event and the security is also a global multi-national event and state authorities are doing their utmost” to deliver safe games, Chernyshenko said, adding Sochi will deliver “the most security friendly games” for athletes and spectators and that “history will be made” at Russia’s first Winter Olympics.
The country will deploy more than 50,000 police officers and soldiers amid threats of attacks, Wilson reports.
But Chernyshenko said tight security won’t detract from the atmosphere of the Games.
The United States will reportedly post warships in the Black Sea in case of a major terrorist attack.