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Hungary's Olympic committee gets email about possible terrorist attacks in Sochi

In this photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com, performers dressed in folk costumes dance during a welcome ceremony of the Olympic torch relay in Rostov-on-Don, a city about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The 65,000-kilometer (40,389 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)
January 22, 2014 - 3:17 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's Olympic Committee says it and other nations have received an email message written in Russian and English threatening their athletes with terrorist attacks at the upcoming Sochi Olympic Games.

Secretary General Bence Szabo told the sports daily Nemzeti Sport that the message also urged the Hungarian delegation to stay away from the Winter Games, which run from Feb. 7-23.

Committee President Zsolt Borkai said the threat was being taken seriously and the International Olympic Committee, the Sochi organizers, and Hungarian security forces had been informed. He told state news wire MTI that other countries' Olympic committees had also received similar messages.

The committee did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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