Russia Beefs Up Olympics Security With Legendary Fighters
Security was a concern in Sochi from day one. But after the bombing that killed 34 people in Volgograd last month, Vladimir Putin has launched an unprecedented safety campaign that entails deploying twice as much security personnel as in the 2012 London Olympics. It also includes use of the legendary Spetsnaz fighters – an elite SEALs-esque group comprising officers from the Army, the intelligence services and the Interior Ministry. The special force will be key to protecting 62 miles of coast, challenging terrrain and a new 44-mile train route from Sochi to the Olympic Village.