Safety Fears Cause Some Olympians to Tell Families to Stay Home

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When American speed skater Tucker Fredricks competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, his parents were there to watch from the stands. When he competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, his parents were there to watch him skate in person again

But when Fredricks takes the ice this February for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, his parents will be half a world away, watching on TV from their hometown of Janesville, Wisc. The reason? Fears over safety and security at the Games made Fredricks ask his parents to stay away

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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