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OLYMPICS DISPLAY

Games on guard

Fear of attack always present at Olympics in volatile region

 Ned Chapman of Perth on Monday points out a display about Tim Burke, a biathlon athlete from Paul Smiths, N.Y., at a display noting the New York state athletes competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics. The display is at the Empire State Plaza concourse in Albany.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Ned Chapman of Perth on Monday points out a display about Tim Burke, a biathlon athlete from Paul Smiths, N.Y., at a display noting the New York state athletes competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics. The display is at the Empire State Plaza concourse in Albany.
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In a perfect world, the Winter Olympics would be a vehicle to create world harmony. In the real world, politics, terrorism threats and human rights controversies have taken a good portion of the spotlight at the competition in Sochi, Russia. Athletes are competing in a volatile political region under tight security, while fears about potential attacks swirl. “The result is a very nervous world watching an Olympic celebration that could be a disaster,” said Jeffrey ...

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