The parents of defending Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse have decided to travel to Sochi to cheer on the bobsleigh champion after carefully considering security concerns.
Sharon and Cyril Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I. had everything in place to make the trip two weeks ago, but had not made a firm decision. They were concerned not just about terrorist threats, but also about distracting their daughter with worries about their safety.
"I think we just climbed off the fence this weekend. We spoke to her and she seems quite comfortable, and now it's a go," Sharon Moyse told CBC News Tuesday.
"There's still a concern, some of the threats, but there's still security there and we have to be careful of it. We won't go outside the Olympic park area where they don't guarantee security. So we're still not sure what we're walking in to, but from all sights there it seems to be calmer and running smoothly."
Summerside-native Heather Moyse is competing in two-man bobsleigh with Kaillie Humphries. The pair won gold in the event at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This year they won the World Cup bobsleigh title.
Sharon and Cyril Moyse leave for Russia Thursday. The women's two-man bobsleigh competition is Tuesday.
The women's two-man bobsleigh is Tuesday, not Saturday.Feb 12, 2014 8:47 AM AT