Can the Olympics Outshine the Storm Clouds?

 By Julie Inglese

“No other Winter Games has faced such an acute terror threat. No other Winter Olympics has been so engulfed in politics. No other recent Olympics has been so closely associated with one man — Putin, the "captain" of the Sochi team.” 

The Olympics is intended to bring together great athletes to create pride and unity in their countries. However, Redding explains that the world cannot stop focusing on a possible terrorist attack. An Islamic militant group in Dagestan claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings that killed 34 people in late December in Volgograd and threatened to attack the games in Sochi. 

Putin has gone through great lengths to ensure safety for all and one of the best Winter Olympics yet. Let’s hope Putin delivers.