The Winter Olympic Games 2014 that are scheduled to start at the end of January, BBCSport released an official trailer offering the wide audience follow the main sports event of this year.
The just released video features a voiceover by British actorÂ Charles Dance, who is known for his role as Tywin Lannister on HBO’sÂ Game of Thrones.
The trailer itself shows “hopeful athletes trekking through a stunning CGI backdrop of snowy, dangerous-looking mountains”, Mashable describes. “It looks like it belongs more to a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster likeÂ Lord of the Rings, rather than a sporting event.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning to American travelers ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, preaching added security and highlighting the threat of terrorism.
On Friday the State Department issued a travel alert warning Americans planning to travel to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics to âremain attentive regarding their personal security at all times.â
In a travel warning, the department urged Americans to be vigilant about personal security at the Feb 7 to March 14 Olympic Games, and flagged the possibility of petty crime, inadequate medical care and hotel shortages.
âThe Olympics are the first large-scale event to be held in Sochi and medical capacity and infrastructure in the region are untested for handling the volume of visitors expected for the Olympics,â the State Department wrote in the travel warning, saying that Russian authorities have said they are taking appropriate security measures.
It continued: âLarge-scale public events such as the Olympics present an attractive target for terrorists.â
However, the department noted what it described as âacts of terrorismâ in Russia during the final three months of last year, including three suicide bombings that targeted public transportation in city of Volgograd, 600 miles from Sochi, reportsÂ Reuters.
âThere is no indication of a specific threat to U.S. institutions or citizens, but U.S. citizens should be aware of their personal surroundings and follow good security practices,â it said.
The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has said 100,000 security personnel would be on duty at the Games and around Sochi. On Tuesday, authorities enacted a stringent security regime in Sochi barring entrance to all vehicles except for those registered in the city or with special Olympics passes, says theÂ Independent.
âRussian authorities have indicated that they are taking appropriate security measures in Sochi in light of this,â the State Department said.
âActs of terrorism, including bombings and hostage takings, continue to occur in Russia, particularly in the North Caucasus region. There is no indication of a specific threat to U.S. institutions or citizens, but U.S. citizens should be aware of their personal surroundings and follow good security practices.â
Specifically, the alert calls out risks that LGBT Americans could face in light of a recently enacted Russian law prohibiting âpropaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.â
âRussian citizens found guilty of violating the law could face a fine of up to 100,000 rubles ($3,100). Foreign citizens face similar fines, up to 14 days in jail, and deportation,â the alert states.
âThe law makes it a crime to promote LGBT equality in public, but lacks concrete legal definitions for key terms. Russian authorities have indicated a broad interpretation of what constitutes âLGBT propaganda,â and provided vague guidance as to which actions will be interpreted by authorities as âLGBT propaganda.”