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U.S. Olympians Warned Not To Wear Uniforms Because Of Security Risk

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Security guidance is common for Olympic athletes, the Journal reported, but at least one veteran Olympian told the newspaper that the warnings about wearing the national uniform outside official venues was new.

Suicide bombings by separatist groups have led members of Congress to raise concerns about security at the Sochi Olympics. Russian officials have reportedly implemented some of the most extensive security measures ever for an Olympic event to assuage those worries.