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Given the security concerns in Russia, what are your thoughts on the Olympics?

Jan 31, 2014
"We have to have a life. You can't not do things. If God wants to take you ..." — Donna Mercer, South Thomaston

The Courier-Gazette staff asked "Given the security concerns in Russia, what are your thoughts on the Olympics?"

"Even though Putin is saying they'll be safe ... you never know. I don't think I would go." — Ardell Robarts, Owls Head.
"If we don't support the Olympians and cave in, the terrorists have accomplished what they wanted." — Paul Dorr, Rockland.
"I am very afraid about it." — Marie Schumann, Tenants Harbor.
"When your time is up, it doesn't matter where you are." — Judy Tibbetts, Rockland.
Comments (2)
Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Jan 31, 2014 21:24

Bad things can happen anywhere, anytime. GO USA, we should just enjoy what time we have and not cave.

Posted by: Susan P Reitman | Jan 31, 2014 11:24

Putin is no friend of the United States and I question why on earth did the Olympic Committee vote to allow the Olympics to be held in Russia.  I pray that our athletes will be safe while in Russia.

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