Several Olympic teams receive death threats
January 23 , 2014
There are major terror concerns surrounding the upcoming Sochi Games after five teams received threatening letters.
The letters are written in Russian and have gone to committees in Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Germany. One of Germany's officials mentioned that the letter received said "persons attending the Olympic Games might be blown up." However, analysis by "both the IOC and the Sochi organizing committee" proved that the threats may not be real.
The IOC mentioned in a statement that the message in the Hungary letter just appears to be a "random message from a member of the public."
"Please allow us to say that it would be totally wrong to describe this as a threat," a rep for the committee said. "It's not a threat from a terrorist."