[Ed. – Inevitable.]
The U.S. Olympic Committee received an email in broken English warning the Americans not to attend the games, which formally begin Feb. 7 in the Russian resort of Sochi. The Olympic organizing committees of Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia also reported getting threats.
“I am very pleased to inform everyone that both the IOC and the Sochi organizing committee … declared after the analysis of the letter that this threat is not real,” Zsigmond Nagy, an official of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, told Reuters.
“This person has been sending all kinds of messages to many members of the Olympic family,” he said.
Nagy quoted IOC officials as saying the messages were sent from outside Russia by someone who had carried out previous hoaxes.