Countries receive threats over Sochi Olympics

THORSTEN SEVERIN AND ALMIR DEMIROVIC
Last updated 04:18 23/01/2014

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The German Olympic Committee said today it had received the same emails threatening attacks at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games as its Hungarian and Slovenian counterparts and had forwarded them to German authorities.

The committee's spokesman said in an email to Reuters that the mails appeared to have been sent widely.

"We take all tips on security questions seriously and are in close contact with the relevant German authorities" said spokesman Christian Klaue

The Slovenian Olympic Committee said it had received a letter containing a terrorist threat, while earlier, the Hungarian Olympic Committee also said it had received a letter containing a terrorist threat and that it had heard of similar threats to other countries.

"The committee has received a terrorist threat letter written in Russian. We've had it translated and have forwarded it to the police," Slovenian spokesman Brane Dmitrovic told Reuters.

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