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COC issues statement after bus bombing in Russia

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According to the Canadian Olympic Committee in a press release, Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut issued the following statement on Monday after there was two attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd.

“Our thoughts are first and foremost with the families and friends of those affected by the appalling attacks in Russia which have claimed more than 30 innocent lives. The Canadian Olympic Family is deeply saddened and stands firmly with the people of Russia during this difficult time.

When inhuman acts of violence occur in one part of the world, we are all affected. We offer our full support to the Russian Olympic Committee and those tasked with ensuring a safe Olympic Games for the world’s athletes, coaches and visitors.

We have complete faith in the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in upholding the appropriate security levels at the Olympic Games. We also believe in their ability to work collaboratively with other Governments and National Olympic Committees to ensure that all necessary measures are in place.”

According to Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber of CBC News, (and daughter of Sports Illustrated's Michael Farber), an attack at a train station killed 17 people on Sunday and another attack on a tram killed 15 people on Monday.

Volgograd is 984 km northwest of Sochi, host site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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