Scott Blackmun from the U.S. Olympic Committee stated at a press conference Thursday that:
"You want the athletes to be aware of the fact that if they are not in an accredited area and they are wearing Team USA apparel, then they create an increased risk for them”
Russian government officials have stated that security fears are unfounded, and that they have done everything to make sure the games are as safe as possible.
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