Russia not sharing enough info to ensure Sochi athlete safety: U.S. lawmakers

Russia’s security services have not fully shared information that U.S. officials need to protect American athletes in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, some U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday. While Moscow is sending troops to southern Russia, where the games open next month, the Russians are not telling U.S. intelligence enough about threats from terrorist groups operating in the region, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said. “We don’t seem to be getting all of the information we need to protect our athletes in the games,” Rogers, a Republican, told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.” “They’re not giving us the full story about what are the threat streams, who do we need to worry about, are those groups – the terrorist groups who have had some success – are they still plotting?” Rogers said. Sochi lies on the western edge of the Caucasus mountains, and militants trying to carve out an Islamist state in the region have threatened to attack the Olympic Games.

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