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Kidnapping threats against Austrian team raise security concerns in Sochi

As Olympic athletes arrive in Sochi, security remains a top concern... especially for the Austrian team. Two members of their team recieved kidnap threats, triggering an investigation by counter-terrorism experts. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRIAN IOC CHIEF PETER MENNEL SAYING: "I talked to both athletes, one on the phone and one personally, before we left . She said I'm not afraid and I know we're in good hands with the NOC (National Olympic Committee). It is unknown who made the threats, but it's the latest incident in ongoing security concerns. A pair of suicide bombings in December in Volgograd increased safety worries. A video later followed in which an Islamist militant group claimed responsibility and threatened more violence. Back in the U.S., Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told a House Intelligence Committee Sochi security is their number one priority. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MATTHEW G. OLSEN, DIRECTO

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