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Russia: Sochi threat scenario is not new for Winter Games - IOC president

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W/S Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee SOT, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (in English): "This is not new. We had such a high threat scenario in the Winter Games 12 years ago, in Salt Lake City. And there just after 9/11. And there was really heavy security. And yet in all the Olympic venues you could enjoy a very good Olympic atmosphere. And I think the same will happen here." W/S Conference hall and camera SOT, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (in English): "Sexual orientation of course is included there in the charter. Whether you then name it expressively or not is more a symbolic issue. This doesn't change the legal quality." M/S Screen in the conference hall SOT, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (in English): "I can tell you the Olympic stage is set for the athletes. The Olympic stage is ready for the best winter athletes of the world." C/U Camera filming the conference SOT, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (in English): "The concept is such, you know, the great proximity of the athletes to their competition venues, so that about 80% of the athletes can literally walk from their bed in the village to the competition venue, is something I have never seen before at any Olympic Games." W/S Conference hall SCRIPT Russia: Sochi threat scenario is not new for Winter Games - IOC president International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said that he expected visitors and athletes to be able to enjoy a very good Olympic atmosphere in Sochi despite security threats. speaking at his first official press conference in the host city on Monday. Bach said the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City had faced similar threat in the wake of 9/11. Commenting on the Olympic charter and discrimination, he said: "Sexual orientation of course is included there in the charter. Whether you then name it expressively or not is more a symbolic issue. This doesn't change the legal quality. That it will not have an impact on the Winter Olympics." Thomas Bach also said that the Olympic stage is ready for the best winter athletes in the world, and that he has never seen such a concept of proximity in any Olympics before. "The great proximity of the athletes to their competition venues, so that about 80% of the athletes can literally walk from their bed in the village to the competition venue, is something I have never seen before at any Olympic Games," he said.