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        12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

      Olympic Athletes Wary of Attendance at Sochi Games

      LA Times reports that despite Olympic officials continuing to insist they can stage a safe and secure 2014 Sochi Games, athletes from around the world are beginning to voice doubts after the twin bombings in Russia this week.

      Torah Bright, the defending women's halfpipe champion from Australia, says she might stay home in February, says LA Times.

      "If the political position gets any worse, I sure as hell won't be risking my safety just for Olympic Games," said Bright.

      Two-time gold medalist Seth Wescott said that if he qualifies for the U.S. snowboard cross team, he might not march in the opening ceremony, adds LA Times.