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American athletes attending the Sochi Winter Olympics have been told that their Team USA pose a potential security if worn outside designated security . Security is reported to be the tightest ever for any Olympics. It includes the "Ring of Steel" – a fortified zone that stretches for 90 kilometres along the and 40 kilometres . There are everywhere and everyone will be X-rayed as they enter the zone. A US State Department official advised that: "If you are an American Olympic athlete, you don't want to advertise that far the Olympic venues." It added: "Wearing Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your safety at greater risk."

There are that the games may be targeted by from Russian states that want to break away from Russia. One group from Dagestan recently posted a video claiming for two suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd which killed 34 people and injured more. President Vladimir Putin has given his personal that the games will be and successful. Russian security officials are hunting for three female suicide bombers, one of whom is suspected to be in the Sochi area. US officials have warned there will be more to come as the time for the opening draws nearer. The games will be held between February 7 and 23.

 


 
 
 

 

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