Mitt Romney on Sochi: 'I believe the Games will be safe'
JAN 24, 2014 11:30a ET
Mitt Romney would feel comfortable sending his family to the Sochi Winter Olympics.
"The level of security preparation appears to be at an unprecedented level," the presidential candidate tells Today's Savannah Guthrie. "I think people can recognize that the hard sites will be safe, the athletes will be safe, spectators when they're at the venues will be safe.
"It's the soft places that you can't be 100 percent certain will be entirely safe," he added.
Romney knows about heightened security before a big global event. The former Massachusetts governor put together the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City just a few months after 9/11.
"My guess is that the Russians have done everything humanly possible to protect the Games," he said.
See the full interview below: