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Heightened Security at 2014 Sochi Olympics

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Tania Bogatova is a Sochi native who has lived in Erie since the late 1990's.

In just a few weeks, she will be returning home to Russia with her sons, to attend the Olympics.

Tania said the recent security hype doesn't have her too worried.  However, she is concerned about the security interfering with the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

"I do worry that all of these safety measures will interfere with my experience as a tourist and an Olympic-goer," said Bogatova.

Tania's brother is a member of Sochi law enforcement.  While he isn't allowed to tell her much, what he can say is that spectators have every reason to feel safe.

"What I hear from my mom, she's like, oh it's going to be fine, we are confident and we feel safe," she said.

Despite threats, Russian President, Vladimir Putin promises a safe games.

Russian officials are currently on the hunt for five suicide bombers; two men and three women, known as the "Black Widows".

As for security, Tania's family back in Sochi said an increased number of law enforcement officers have already been patrolling the area for weeks.

"We're already used to law enforcement being present in our lives so the fact that we're noticing there are more of them really speaks for itself."

Tania Bogatova will be sending us exclusive reports from Sochi, when she returns for the winter games.

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