Security not a worry for Canadian Olympians post-Volgograd blasts

The two terrorist attacks in Volgograd, Russia that left 34 people dead on Sunday and Monday are raising understandable security concerns ahead of the Sochi Olympics.

But Canadian officials say they aren't worried and that the Olympic venues will be properly and thoroughly secured.

Former freestyle skiing gold medallist and assistant chef de mission for the Canadian Olympic team Jean-Luc Brassard says that while the bomb attacks in Russia are tragic, he is in no way concerned about athlete and spectator safety.

"The most safe place during the Games will be Sochi," he says. "One person out of six will be military or security."

He adds that strict and heavy security has been a mainstay at all Olympics in recent years. The new era of heightened watchfulness began with the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team receives security warnings from the RCMP, and Brassard says that to date, no alarm bells have been raised.

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