Sochi Security Fears: Olympian Asks Family to Stay Home

Speed skater didn't want to worry about parents' safety, mom says.
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On the security fears are on the Sochi Olympics more countries reporting terrorist threats this morning. As more spectators choosing to stay away including the killing of one American skater. He convinced his parents to miss the moment they've been anticipating for years and -- Brian -- with all the latest a lot of confusion about these threats there -- -- -- your. This morning the head of Hungary's Olympic Committee as saying. That he and his -- and other nations have received what he called emailed threats written in Russian and English. The -- -- Hungarian athletes will be targets of terror attacks at the Sochi games. The committee president says the threat of being taken seriously in Hungary. But a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee just told us this morning he would call those messages more opinions and threats that kind of Olympic security jitters but it all comes after we learned that one US athlete has already told his parents not to come. Because of the possibility of a terror attack. -- The parents of one of America's top Olympic speed skaters Tucker Fredericks on the -- there won't be going to associate even though he qualified for the US team last month. -- and Dan Fredericks told ABC news their son asked them and his wife not to go because of his concerns about security at the Olympics. He wanted to asked stay home. So they you. -- -- to worry about us one last thing to be concerned about. The Frederick said it was a tough decision have to -- in -- skating career since he was eleven. It's kind of bittersweet we wanted to go to support -- but we understand that yes the concentrate on the race and we said okay we'll stay home and watch on TV. And the failure of the Russian security services in Sochi. To track down this 22 year old so called black widow. Was a serious concern to a top US congressman who is in Sochi this week to review security arrangements -- Concerns that there are many more they could potentially pose a threat weren't concerned about most throughout this. That particular cases that she broke through the perimeter and got in Sochi. Amid all the security concerns President Obama talked by phone yesterday with -- Russian President Putin. And again offered US assistance which we are told could include equipment that can detect and jam roadside bombs. Technology developed by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan has started making progress in his right thanks very much.

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