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Russian forces race to find potential terrorists before Sochi games

SOCHI, Russia (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - With the Winter Olympics just about two weeks away, Russian forces are in a race to find potential terrorists before they strike.

Troops are searching for Islamic extremists in Dagestan--the same region in which the Boston bombing suspects once lived.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered about 37,000 troops to protect the games.

Some U.S. athletes are telling their families to stay home because of the threats.

The U.S. State Department is telling Americans who do make the trip to stay alert.