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Olympic Teams Get ‘Terror Threat’ Before Sochi Olympics

Olympic teams including those of Hungary, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia said they received “terror threats” weeks before the 2014 winter games in Russia. The Olympic ruling body said it may have been a hoax.

“The Hungarian Olympic Committee has already notified the International Olympic Committee, Russian organizers and the Hungarian Counter-Terrorism Center about the threatening message,” the Budapest-based organization’s president, Zsolt Borkai, said on its website. Slovenia’s national committee was also warned its team may become a “terrorist target,” a spokesman, Brane Dmitrovic, said by phone from Ljubljana.