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Security Concerns Not Enough To Shake Bay Area Olympians’ Confidence

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The United States Olympic team enters the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The United States Olympic team enters the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Bay Area Olympic athletes admit to being worried about security ahead of Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, but at the same time there are not over-thinking it.

15-year-old Mitty High School student, Polina Edmunds, has been skating since she was two. She’s especially excited about being a part of the U.S. Women’s Figure Skating team and that the competition is taking place in Russia, where her mother was born. Much of her family still lives there.

“Just to go back to where my mom’s home country is for the Olympics is spectacular,” Edmunds said.

Wisconsin native Joe Pavelski from the San Jose Sharks is taking part in his second Olympics hasn’t thought much about security issues.

“Yeah, I mean it’s on your mind a little bit, but at the end of the day we’re going over there for a reason and we’re putting a lot of trust in people that are working in that area. We have a lot of trust that they’re going to do their job. Everything’s going to be good.

Bobsledder Nick Cunningham who graduated from Monterey Peninsula College is also competing in the Sochi games; keep track of the results and news from the Winter Games here.

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