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Several European Olympic committees receive Sochi terrorist threats

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The Olympic Committees of Germany, Italy, Hungary and Slovenia all say they have received letters containing terrorists threats ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

A spokesman for Slovenia’s national Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that “The committee has received a terrorist threat letter written in Russian. We’ve had it translated and have forwarded it to the police.”

Germany also said it had been sent what it called “vague” warnings in mails.

Meanwhile the Hungarian Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that a letter threatening the country’s athletes with a terrorist attack at Sochi had been analysed and declared non-threatening. HOC International Relations Director Zsigmond Nagy confirmed that the threatening letter was sent to the International Olympic Committee and the Russian organising committee, which assessed it.

“Both the IOC and the Sochi organising committee… officially declared after the analysis of the letter that this threat is not real, and this person has been sending all kinds of messages to many members of the Olympic family,” Nagy said.

Reuters