Brian Hansen, Evanston speed skater, heading to Sochi Winter Games

January 21, 2014 (NORTHBROOK, Ill.)

A speed skater from the Chicago area is on his way to Sochi. Some young fans were at a send-off for Brian Hansen Tuesday night in Northbrook. He says he feels safe making the trip.

"They've raised a lot of concern, I'd say. Um and I guess the alternative is to not go. So I think everyone has to take a leap of faith," said Hansen.

However, Janesville, Wisconsin speed skater Tucker Fredricks has asked his family to stay home because he's concerned there could be a terror attack.

Copyright © 2023 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.