Olympics?

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    Olympics?

    I'm sure many of you have thought about it, but I'm really concerned.

     
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    Concerned about what?

    The Bruins are likely only sending four players - Rask, Chara, Bergeron and Krejci. If Eriksson recovers, he'll go, and there are two long shots in Lucic and (super long-shot) Krug. Boston likely won't send as many players as most teams, and the four that we will send for sure don't have recent injury concerns. I don't see what there is to be concerned about.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:
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    Concerned about what?

    The Bruins are likely only sending four players - Rask, Chara, Bergeron and Krejci. If Eriksson recovers, he'll go, and there are two long shots in Lucic and (super long-shot) Krug. Boston likely won't send as many players as most teams, and the four that we will send for sure don't have recent injury concerns. I don't see what there is to be concerned about.

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    Might be all the suicide bombings.   Having known many who worked the 2010s the security will be so tight people should have nothing to worry about.  

     
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    Re: Olympics?

    If they can't stop the bombings now I don't understand the todays  "security will be tighter" statement.

     
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    Well the IOC was pretty stupid when they picked Sochi to begin with from a security stanpoint (It's sandwhiched in between Georgia and the Caucasuses where all of Russia's unrest over the last two decades has been cntred) That said, having seen the degree of security up close in 2010, I'm certain Russia's precautions will blow that away.

     
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    If they can't stop the bombings now I don't understand the todays  "security will be tighter" statement.

     




     

    Because those bombings took place outside of where the security perimeter will be set. There's a high likelihood the security in Sochi will be tight enough, but the rest of Russia? It's the largest country on the planet with hundreds of thousands potential targets. That would be nigh impossible to secure, but the Olympics themselves? Well hopefully they're set up enough to prevent another Atlanta or Munich.

     
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    Re: Olympics?

    This is the first time I've seen the word "concerned" used here appropriately.

    People are blowing themselves up in protest.

    It's not good.

     
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    Re: Olympics?

    In response to red75's comment:[QUOTE] If they can't stop the bombings now I don't understand the todays  "security will be tighter" statement.

    Well hopefully they're set up enough to prevent another Atlanta or Munich.[/QUOTE]


    That guy still got in. But I could see a point of "that was before 9/11". If I were an athlete heading over there I would have to be concerned. To me Russia is still unsettled after the fall in 1989.

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

     
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    If they can't stop the bombings now I don't understand the todays  "security will be tighter" statement.

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    I can only speak of vancouver but it was unbelievable.  i cant see them sending athletes there if it continues but these athletes will be in a secure community.  People coming to watch the events will be screened long before they get close.  If they can make Brazil safe they can make Russia safe.  

     
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    Believe this is the same outfit to prepped the Tsarnaevs (sp?).

    I think the Olympics will have adequate security and there is always some risk.  If I were an athlete, I'd prefer to be in Lillehammer though...

     
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    Re: Olympics?

    Hope nothing happens, the security precautions taken at events like these are usually air tight. A friend of mine was involved in the security for Vancouver in 2010, amazing to hear what he had to say when it came to things they prevent that the public doesn't hear, in everyday life situations, not just these events.

    One thing he told me is that you can never 100% defend against someone who is willing to die for their cause. I think they do a pretty good job.

     
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    Hope nothing happens, the security precautions taken at events like these are usually air tight. A friend of mine was involved in the security for Vancouver in 2010, amazing to hear what he had to say when it came to things they prevent that the public doesn't hear, in everyday life situations, not just these events.

    One thing he told me is that you can never 100% defend against someone who is willing to die for their cause. I think they do a pretty good job.

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    That is hard to defend against. I hope for evryone's sake the security is airtight.

     
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    If they can't stop the bombings now I don't understand the todays  "security will be tighter" statement.

     




     

    Because those bombings took place outside of where the security perimeter will be set. There's a high likelihood the security in Sochi will be tight enough, but the rest of Russia? It's the largest country on the planet with hundreds of thousands potential targets. That would be nigh impossible to secure, but the Olympics themselves? Well hopefully they're set up enough to prevent another Atlanta or Munich.

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    That's it Red. I think they may attempt to cause sustained havoc outside of the Olympic venue.

     
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    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/30/22110562-bombings-fuel-fears-about-sochi-threat-by-emir-of-caucasus-doku-umarov?lite

    Another scum Doku Umarov, on the loose.

     
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    If I was supposed to go to Sochi and had a family? I wouldn't be going. Simple as that. 

     
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    If I was supposed to go to Sochi and had a family? I wouldn't be going. Simple as that. 

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    I understand your sentiment but when you train your entire life to get one shot at the Olympics, staying home is a pretty tough ask. Also, and I know there are risks and we shouldn't expect athletes to be making political statements through their actions, but isn't getting people to change their personal actions exactly one of the goals of terrorist acts like this?

     
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    It was my understanding that prior to the bombings. The Russians were already planning on locking the Olympic area starting on Jan 7, effectively martial law, unable to travel without permits, inspection etc..

    Next Winter Olympics is in S. Korea another great part of the world. It's not like the IOC didn't know they were placing the Olympics in an area where there has been a semi-active rebellion, war for independence going on.

     
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    Moosejaw...I spent a week there one night

     
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    Nas? Why do you have Dez's boarding pass? Also, was there a connection made in Calgary? I see the YYC which is Calgary's airport code.

     
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    If I was supposed to go to Sochi and had a family? I wouldn't be going. Simple as that. 

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    I understand your sentiment but when you train your entire life to get one shot at the Olympics, staying home is a pretty tough ask. Also, and I know there are risks and we shouldn't expect athletes to be making political statements through their actions, but isn't getting people to change their personal actions exactly one of the goals of terrorist acts like this?

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    That's a fair statement Red, but in all honesty I don't know if I'd be able to concentrate & not be afraid for my life. 

     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from BadHabitude. Show BadHabitude's posts

    Re: Olympics?

    Gee, potential suicide bombers and an Olympic team with Kessel and Wheeler.

    Why am I thinking it's going to be a miserable 2 weeks?

     
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    Nas? Why do you have Dez's boarding pass? Also, was there a connection made in Calgary? I see the YYC which is Calgary's airport code.

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    Because NAS is dez.  Didn't you know?

     
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    Nas? Why do you have Dez's boarding pass? Also, was there a connection made in Calgary? I see the YYC which is Calgary's airport code.

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    it's called photoshop

     

     
  25. You have chosen to ignore posts from BadHabitude. Show BadHabitude's posts

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    NAS ought to book himself a flight to Yellow Knife, he needs to chill out.

     

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