Sochi organizers pledge highest level of security
MOSCOW - The Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd L) and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R) listen to explanations during a visit to the 2014 Winter Olympic venues after their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 10, 2013. AFP photoSochi Olympic organizers say authorities will ensure security at the "highest possible level."
A deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon in April has revived fears of security arrangements at the 2014 Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia's restive southern provinces which have been engulfed in Islamic insurgency.
Sochi organizing committee leader Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that the government is doing its best to ensure security at the games and stressed that the Boston bombings have proven that terrorism is a "global threat" not confined to a particular region.
British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month visited Sochi and pledged his country's cooperation with Russia to boost security preparations for the games.