Boston Marathon bombing suspects reignite security fears about Sochi Olympics

National Post | Sports

MOSCOW — The naming of two Chechen brothers as the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is adding to security fears at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia’s restive southern republics. But officials insist they are prepared to protect Olympic athletes and spectators.

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If anything, experts said, the bombings could convince the United States to work more with Russia on security at the games, with the country motivated to lend a hand in hopes of ensuring security for its own citizens.

There is no demonstrable connection between the Chechen insurgency and the suspects in the Boston bombings, one of whom was killed in a shootout and the other the focus of an intense manhunt. But Russia has for years been trying to convince…

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