Chisholm Native Shuster Feels Sochi is Safe

By KBJR News 1

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Chisholm, Minn. native and three-time United States Olympian John Shuster feels confident security will be tight at next month's 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and doesn't anticipate any problems.

"I know how much security is at the Olympics," Shuster said this past weekend. "I've been to two of them, and the amount of security that's there is insane. They do everything in their power to keep athletes and spectators safe, and I have confidence they'll do that again."

The U.S. State Department has advised the record 230 athletes in the American delegation not to wear identifying clothing outside Olympic accredited areas, hoping to mitigate any anti-American sentiment that exists in the area.

In addition to that, more than 50,000 police officers have been assigned to work at the Olympics, with that believed to be the largest number ever associated with the worldwide Games.

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