Two major incidents near the site of the upcoming Olympic games, the latest a bombing of a bus in Volograd (formerly Stalingrad) and it is becoming increasingly obvious that the upcoming Olympic games are likely at least a factor. Travelling to the games in Sochi will take spectators and athletes directly through the areas being targeted, and though the area in which the Olympics will take place will be secured with everything from drones to Special Forces patrols, that will not protect people commuting to and from the events.

I sincerely hope that nothing happens. The Olympics aren't the place for political statements of any kind (I'm talking to you, Obama), they are a place to celebrate athletic excellence and the years of training and dedication that competitors put in to become the absolute best at what they do. I hope we will be allowed to do just that and not have to look on at another tragedy.