According to the Canadian Press on Wednesday, Canadian Olympic goaltender Roberto Luongo will not be bringing his family with him to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi because of his personal concern with the security issues in the Russian region.
Russian officials are currently investigating four Russian women who could be causing some problems in the area according to Examiner's Domestic Crimes writer Richard Webster. It is believed that one woman might actually be in Sochi at the present time.
The unfortunate reality is Russia has a long history of terrorist attacks, and the players are currently not taking the situation lightly. It has also been reported that Daniel Sedin, who is Luongo's teammate in Vancouver will not bring his family either. The fact that Daniel Sedin is not bringing his family is an interesting case because he is European and will be competing for Sweden.
However not everyone is taking the approach of Luongo and Sedin. On Thursday, Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser told the Canadian media in a teleconference call that she will have 11 family members in Sochi cheering her on and told her family to expect delays in certain circumstances. She also believes the region will be very safe.