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Olympics and International Sports Law Research Guide

This guide is for researching the legal aspects of the Olympic Games. General international sports law resources are also included.

Safety Concerns

Likewise, with two bombing incidents occurring in the near-by city of Volgogard, concerns have been raised regarding the safety of those participating in the Sochi games. No one has stepped forward to take responsibility for the bombings, which occurred on December 29 and 30 and resulted in the deaths of more than thirty people. NBC, the U.S. broadcasting company that will air the games,has stated it is taking the security threat seriously, though it has not enhanced its security measures.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, security forces in Sochi warned residents of the potential for a suicide attack by three women, one of whom was believed to already be in Sochi. The United States has offered to assist in security planning.