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Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sochi Olympics: Security Concerns Persist


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Security personnel walk through Olympic Park ahead of the Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Security personnel walk through Olympic Park ahead of the Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

As the Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, Russia, security concerns linger after last month's shootouts with suspected militants in the region. A recent CNN poll showed 57 percent of Americans think a terrorist attack on the Games is likely. We take up the many issues shadowing the Sochi Olympics, including security matters, concerns about gay rights and infrastructure problems.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Frank Deford, sports commentator for NPR, senior correspondent on HBO's "RealSports With Bryant Gumbel" and senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated
  • Michael Nacht, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs
  • Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent currently in Sochi covering the Winter Olympics

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