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Published January 21, 2014, 08:42 PM

Russian President orders one of the biggest security operations in the history of Olympics

While many are getting excited about the 2014 Winter Olympics, others are a little more concerned. Some are saying Russian President Vladamir Putin has ordered one of the biggest security operations in the history of the olympics, its being called "the ring of steel" and in the middle if the excitement and concern are a handful of former and current UND hockey players.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

While many are getting excited about the 2014 Winter Olympics, others are a little more concerned. Some are saying Russian President Vladamir Putin has ordered one of the biggest security operations in the history of the olympics, its being called "the ring of steel" and in the middle if the excitement and concern are a handful of former and current UND hockey players.

Olympic games have been threatened before, but Russia is taking these threats seriously, as the country's most wanted terrorist urged his followers last summer to attack the games.

In recent weeks terrorist have targeted areas of public transportation in nearby cities. Russian officials say there's nothing to worry about and many North Dakotans rooting for their home town olympians are saying the same thing.

Peter Johnson, University Relations said, "We're not, obviously, happy about it, our hearts go out to our students, our thoughts are going with our students. But we also know that they're fierce competitors, this is their opportunity to shine on that international stage."

Many of the olympians are expected to leave sometime next week.

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