Catastrophist explains heightened risks at Sochi games

“This is a hot target that they cannot afford to miss not only because it is the Olympics, but because it would be an attack on Putin himself,” he says, delving into some of the political issues surrounding the Sochi Olympics. “Previous Olympic Games were politically neutral, but this one is very different,” he says while mentioning that none of the previous Olympic Games had an affiliation with a particular leader. “These are Putin’s games, his reputation stands on it being successful, and an attack during these games would be an attack on Putin himself,”