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IOC president backs Sochi security

Updated: January 27, 2014, 11:18 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- IOC president Thomas Bach defended the choice of Sochi as host of the Winter Olympics on Monday and said he's "sleeping very well" despite the terror threat hanging over the games.

Bach reiterated his confidence that Russia will provide "safe and secure" games without taking away from a festive Olympic atmosphere.

Russia is mounting a massive security operation for the games, which open Feb. 7 amid threats of attacks from Muslim insurgents from the North Caucasus region.

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