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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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31.

Laurie    

MONSTROUS- PUTIN and His Authorities R Killing Hundreds Of STRAY DOGS in SOCHI! Monstrous ! HEINOUS- Don't Even Watch thesze GAMES- F them Russians

230 days ago
32.

Nonna    

Good for Bud. i feel America should boycott this Olympics due to safety issues.

230 days ago
33.

WMOFO    

What will the Biebs and his Daddy do now?

230 days ago
34.

WMOFO    

What will the Beibs and his Daddy do now?

230 days ago
35.

tony    

Russia is pretty disheveled everywhere. I think it's hilarious that people expected clean running water and clean cozy rooms.

Russia is the Ghetto

230 days ago
36.

Don Mason    

I hope something does happen at these olympic games. The olympics are a total farce anyway. They are supposed to be NON PROFESSIONALS. But all of them are making millions of dollars. The games are fixed. It is a waste of time and money and the games take up TV on NBC and screw it up.

230 days ago
37.

chuck    

what a jokle

230 days ago
38.

Tom    

GOOD this will keep prices of Bud from rising if we don'nt have to pay for Putin's beer

229 days ago
39.

Sara    

I DONT BLAME EM! HAVE THE PARTY HERE IN MARYLAND! ;)

229 days ago
40.

LI_Mom    

Smart move by Budweiser.

I think this Olympics is going to be full of all kinds of terrible crimes.

229 days ago
41.

CAROL    

I HOPE THAT IN TWO WEEKS THE OLYMPICS WILL BE OVER AND NO ONE HURT...

229 days ago
42.

Nacho    

Looks like the terrorists have won. Every one is terrified to go to Sochi.So every time someone makes a threat we should put our heads up our ass?The Russians are very capable of looking after their guests and putting on a great show. I will never bow down to terror threats.
Canadian and proud of it!

229 days ago
43.

Garry    

I attended a Club Bud at the Phoenix Raceway one year and had a great time including winning a "door prize"! Lots of fun!

229 days ago
44.

muzikjock    

i do not know why all the fear and horror anticipating the olympics this year...my memory goes back to the summer olympics of 1972. reaccounted here from wikepedia: The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972, the sporting nature of which was largely overshadowed by the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, a West German police officer, and five Black September terrorists were killed.
I DON'T RECALL BUDWIESER CANCELLING PARTIES THEREAFTER BECAUSE OF THAT...AND NOTHING HAS HAPPENED SINCE. IM NOT SAYING BLOW CAUTION TO THE WIND..BUT REALLY? IF YOU ASK ME, I THINK THEY'RE CANCELLING BECAUSE OF THE RUMOURED ACCOMIDATIONS THERE...HOTEL ROOMS THAT ARENT FINISHED WITHOUT EVEN ANY RUNNING WATER...that, i would accept as a more reasonable excuse than security....security has always been an issue at any international event...why so special now?

229 days ago
45.

tgrfan42069    

much of this is propaganda strum up by the left news because russia doesnt bow down and kiss gay peoples arses

229 days ago
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