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US Offers Help With Sochi Security

After two terrorist attacks that left dozens dead in Volgograd, the United States today offered to aid Russia's security program at the Sochi Olympics.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach condemned the bombings as "a despicable attack on innocent people. "The entire international movement joins me in utterly condemning this cowardly act," Bach said in a statement, adding that he wrote Russian President Vladimir Putin to express condolences as well as "our confidence in the Russian authorities to deliver safe and secure Games in Sochi." The United States on Monday condemned the Volgograd attacks and offered its "full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games," National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. "We would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants," Hayden said.

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