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  • Sochi sites, security fears rise with days to go

    Boston Herald - 02/03/2014

    Lingering fears in Sochi about terrorism and basic preparations just days ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies indicate the International Olympic Committee needs to overhaul its process for choosing host countries, experts tell the Herald.

    “The IOC has no internal expertise on security matters, so they really do have to rely on the bids the hosts are making, their suggestions saying how they are going to protect the games,” said Philip D’Agati, an international relations expert at Northeastern University who studied under former IOC vice president Richard Pound.