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Athletes weigh safety at Olympic Games

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - To go, or not to go? That's the tough question each Olympic athlete competing in Sochi and their family faces.

They're concerned over the security threats in Sochi.

In fact, the National Hockey League says it is still committed to sending its players to Sochi.

But a top NHL official told the Associated Press: "If something happens between now and February 9th, we will re-evaluate."

"For a high-ranking official of the NHL to acknowledge publicly that they've had the thought-process of pulling their athletes back if something calamitous happens, I am surprised that that rhetoric is out there," said Washington Post Sportswriter Liz Clarke.

Militant groups have posted videos threatening to target the games.

President Vladimir Putin assures the world that every precaution is being taken.

The United States has offered counterterrorism expertise, equipment and warships to help Russia through the Olympics.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. has a plan in place to extract Americans from Sochi if needed.