August 20, 2017


24° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast


Advertise With Us

IOC president losing no sleep worrying about Sochi security

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 27/1/2014 (1300 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

LONDON -- IOC president Thomas Bach has defended the choice of Sochi as host of the Winter Olympics and says he's "sleeping very well" despite the terror threat hanging over the games.

Bach reiterates his confidence that Russia will provide "safe and secure" games without taking away from a festive Olympic atmosphere.

Russia is mounting a massive security operation for the games, which open Feb. 7 amid threats of attacks from Muslim insurgents from the North Caucasus region.

Bach told reporters Monday the IOC remains in constant contact with Russia about security and expressed full confidence in the measures for Sochi.

Is he worried? "I'm sorry to tell you I'm sleeping very well."

Bach added: "You can be sure the Russians will be doing everything to welcome everybody and make everybody feel comfortable."


-- The Associated Press


Advertise With Us

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more