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2014 Olympics

Budweiser BAILS on Sochi

We're Not Comfortable There

2/5/2014 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0205-budweiser-olympicsThere's no Bud for you, Sochi ... TMZ Sports has learned Budweiser has decided to NOT throw its traditional Winter Olympics party this year and it's all because the company is not comfortable with the situation in Russia.

In the past, Budweiser was known for hosting huge parties -- like the Club Bud bashes during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and at the 2006 Olympics in Turin.

But we've learned ... the King of Beers has decided it won't be throwing a similar party at the '14 Games ... at least, that's the plan for now.

In fact, we've seen an email from a Budweiser rep which says the company does not want its U.S.-based representatives in Sochi ... and the message is clear -- the terrorist threat is simply looming too large. 

A rep for Anheuser-Busch confirms to TMZ Sports ... there will be no Club Bud in Sochi -- but the rep didn't give a reason for why the company is not throwing the party.

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Jessica244    

People are starting to think smart for once.

168 days ago
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j    

The overall conclusions seems to be that "these" games could very well see some ugliness. So scary. Let's hope everyone is wrong and no idiots destroy the nature of the games. If you are going to be there please be vigilant towards your safety...

168 days ago
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LaughAtU    

Even China could handle the Olympics. Russia is a joke

168 days ago
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twhiting9275    

This is a no brainer. These Olympics should be avoided at all costs.

168 days ago
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boo boo    

Pretty sure they have better booze in Russia than Budweiser.

168 days ago
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Youdontknowme    

Zoikssssss Scoob!

168 days ago
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Londa Lybolt    

WHat the hell happened to Ashley G ? It doesn't say !!

168 days ago
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Russian    

Who wrote this crap?? --- "We've seen an email from a Budweiser rep which says the company does not want its U.S.-based representatives in Sochi ... and the message it clear -- the terrorist threat is simply looming too large.

We reached out to Budweiser for official comment" ---

168 days ago
9.

Joan Stephens    

One of the bloggers for the Reading Eagle said bar ran out of beer.

168 days ago
10.

Pete and Tally    

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/dogs-standing-up-to-sochis-deplorable-treatment-of-stray

168 days ago
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Pete and Tally    

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/dogs-standing-up-to-sochis-deplorable-treatment-of-stray

168 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

That's OK that'll just leave us more room for "in my best Russian accent" VODKAAAA!!!!

168 days ago
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Faye Tackett    

Good for you...safety first...SOCHI was a disastrous decision to begin with...bigotry against gays and now killing 1000's of stray animals before the tourist arrive so they dont look bad....why did they ever think they looked good in the first place...thumbs down to SOCHI...thumbs up to Bud!

168 days ago
14.

Bruce    

If I drank beer it would be yours for sure.

168 days ago
15.

Panther    

I really want to know what BONEHEAD decided to have the Olympics in Russia???

168 days ago
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