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State Department Warns Olympic Athletes About Wearing Team USA Gear Outside Venues

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The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games' venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported. 

The memo, which details steps athletes can take to ensure their safety during the games, cautions them to avoid wearing team colors too prominently outside of the 1,500-mile so-called "Ring of Steel" security perimeter established by Russian security forces. 

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