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Obama Gets Security Briefing On Winter Olympics

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February 05, 2014 AT 12:35 AM
The White House says with the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics just three days away, President Obama was briefed by top advisers on Tuesday on efforts to keep American athletes and visitors safe during the Games. Obama was updated on the security environment, the latest on U.S. cooperation with Russian authorities, and what steps the U.S. government is taking to support American athletes, the U.S. delegation, and Americans attending the Olympics. Last week, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen said he's concerned that terrorists may try to strike soft targets on the outskirts of the Olympics rather than attack the Games directly.