Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2014

US State Department warns Olympic athletes against wearing USA clothes as a ‘safety risk’

The US State Department is cautioning Olympic athletes against wearing team USA clothes at the upcoming Sochi games.

photo Beverly & Pack

photo Beverly & Pack

A memo was sent to athletes by the US Olympic Committee warning about security concerns in the southern Russian resort town.

The State Department told competitors that doing so could pose a safety risk, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk,” the memo said.

Meanwhile, a new video posted by the “Islamic Jihad Union” is gaining traction. In it, the al Qaeda group threatens to attack the Games.

Russian President Vladimir Putin insists the Olympics will be safe.

A Chicago Now satire report suggested John Kerry’s department suggested wearing fake mustaches and walking with a limp.

Kerry, who wore a googly-eye glasses and a fake hump on his back said “…we recommend all our competitors exercise due care by employing such proven evasive maneuvers as varying their routines, speaking in foreign accents and walking with a limp.”

The funny piece can be found HERE

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