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Stabenow concerned about security at Winter Olympics

The Olympic torch relay has been making its way to Sochi

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is joining other members of Congress who are expressing concern about security at the Winter Olympic games next month in Russia.

There are concerns that the games face an unprecedented terrorist threat level.

Stabenow says Russian authorities have not shared enough of their security plans for the games.

“Certainly we’re going to be doing everything humanly possible to protect our athletes and working closely with the Russians,” says Stabenow, “But we have to be on high alert.”

The Obama administration plans to have U.S. warships in the Black Sea in case there is a need to evacuate U.S. Olympic team members during the games.

Several athletes from Michigan are on the U.S. Olympic team, including members of the men’s hockey team and ice dancing skaters.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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