Torin Yater-Wallace http://aspenpublicradio.org en Road to Sochi: Locals Traveling To Olympics Not "Overly" Concerned About Safety http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-locals-traveling-olympics-not-overly-concerned-about-safety <p></p><p>The four Aspen-area athletes competing in the Winter Olympics arrive in Russia this week as the country prepares for opening ceremonies on Friday. Security in Sochi has been closely scrutinized after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/30/258287084/bus-explosion-in-volgograd-follows-train-station-bombing">two suicide bombings killed 34 people</a> in another Russian town in late December. And, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory last month for Americans traveling to the Games. Still, a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee says security is being handled well by Russian authorities. For local athletes and family members traveling to Russia, safety is something they’re thinking about. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:22:08 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13774 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Locals Traveling To Olympics Not "Overly" Concerned About Safety Aspen Sends Four Athletes To The Olympics in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-sends-four-athletes-olympics-sochi <p>Aspen’s sending four athletes to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the community gathered Wednesday, to send them off. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was at the event at the Gondola Plaza. She filed this report.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Welcome to our 2014 </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Winter Olympic send-off for our local Olympians!"</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:54:16 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13570 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Sends Four Athletes To The Olympics in Sochi