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Russia: American skier Patrick Deneen feels "very safe" in Sochi01:26

Russia: American skier Patrick Deneen feels "very safe" in Sochi

Russian Federation, Sochi
February 8, 2014 at 16:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: American skier Patrick Deneen feels "very safe" in Sochi

American freestyle mogul skier Olympics competitor Patrick Deneen praised Sochi security measures and said he is not concerned about having his conversations taped by Russian agencies during an interview in Sochi on Saturday.

Deneen said he had struggled with a slow internet connection which has prevented him from using social media as frequently as he would have liked, but added that he is impressed with the 2014 Olympics thus far and feels very safe, noting the large presence of security officials with guns.

The US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council issued a warning to American citizens in Sochi that all information transmitted during their stay via phone or internet is flowing through the Russian System for Operational-Investigative Activities.

Russia: American skier Patrick Deneen feels "very safe" in Sochi01:26
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Russia: American skier Patrick Deneen feels "very safe" in Sochi

American freestyle mogul skier Olympics competitor Patrick Deneen praised Sochi security measures and said he is not concerned about having his conversations taped by Russian agencies during an interview in Sochi on Saturday.

Deneen said he had struggled with a slow internet connection which has prevented him from using social media as frequently as he would have liked, but added that he is impressed with the 2014 Olympics thus far and feels very safe, noting the large presence of security officials with guns.

The US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council issued a warning to American citizens in Sochi that all information transmitted during their stay via phone or internet is flowing through the Russian System for Operational-Investigative Activities.

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