Mitt Romney on Sochi: 'I believe the Games will be safe'

BY foxsports • January 24, 2014

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: 

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