With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on their way, USOC decided to remind the whole world about its olympians who are featured in cute photoshoot with adorable Siberian husky puppy.¬†If you like nice puppies, this photoset will melt your sensitive heart.
In case you’re not fans of the cute puppies, you’ll become at one after seeing the photos. On some images the small Husky is looking straight on at the camera and in others, he‚Äôs resting in the arms of the athlets.
Meanwhile, American security experts¬†issued a warning to American travelers ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, preaching added security and highlighting the threat of terrorism.
Last Friday the State Department issued a travel alert warning Americans planning to travel to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics to ‚Äúremain attentive regarding their personal security at all times.‚ÄĚ
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.
‚ÄúThe 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,‚ÄĚ the State Department wrote in the travel warning, saying that Russian authorities have said they are taking appropriate security measures.
It continued: ‚ÄúLarge-scale public events such as the Olympics present an attractive target for terrorists.‚ÄĚ
However, the department noted what it described as ‚Äúacts of terrorism‚ÄĚ 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, reports¬†Reuters.
‚ÄúThere 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,‚ÄĚ 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 the¬†Independent.
‚ÄúRussian authorities have indicated that they are taking appropriate security measures in Sochi in light of this,‚ÄĚ the State Department said.
‚ÄúActs 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.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRussian 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,‚ÄĚ the alert states.
‚ÄúThe 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 ‚ÄėLGBT propaganda,‚Äô and provided vague guidance as to which actions will be interpreted by authorities as ‚ÄėLGBT propaganda.‚Äô‚ÄĚ