Sochi organizers pledge highest level of security

Sochi organizers pledge highest level of security

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 09: A general view of RusSki Gorki Ski Jump which will be used for the Ski Jumping event at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup at the RusSki Gorki venue on December 9, 2012 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Sochi Olympic organizers say authorities will ensure security at the "highest possible level."

A deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon in April has revived fears of security arrangements at the 2014 Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia's restive southern provinces which have been engulfed in Islamic insurgency.

Sochi organizing committee leader Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that the government is doing its best to ensure security at the games and stressed that the Boston bombings have proven that terrorism is a "global threat" not confined to a particular region.

British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month visited Sochi and pledged his country's cooperation with Russia to boost security preparations for the games.

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