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Security Watch Sochi Games: US hints at need for more security information from Russia

Mounting threats to target the Sochi Games prompt some Olympians to tell their families and friends to stay home. US officials, meanwhile, offer some reassurances on security – even as they make concerns clear.

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[Updated Jan. 24 5:45 p.m.] American speed skater Tucker Fredricks’s parents were on hand in Turin, Italy, in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010 to root for their Olympian son. But when Fredricks skates in the Sochi Games in Russia in February, his mom and dad will be at home – where their son has asked them to stay out of concern for their safety.