WATERLOO, Ill. – The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Games is two days away, and a Waterloo, Ill. man is traveling 5,900 miles to Sochi to watch.
Bradley Siedle is now headed to his second Olympics. He also attended the 2012 London Games.
The first leg of his nearly 6,000 mile trip began when he arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Wednesday morning. He headed to Chicago, then Frankfurt, before landing in Moscow.
He showed NewsChannel 5 his Winter Olympic tickets for men's hockey, snowboard halfpipe, skiing long jump and short track speed skating. Art Holliday asked how concerned he was about security and terrorism. He says safety is on his mind.
"I don't think you should take those security threats lightly, but I'm hoping as soon as I get over there I'll kind of forget about them and not worry about them as much. When I was in London it never really crossed my mind that something terrible could happen," said Siedle.
He said the event he's looking forward to most is the hockey game between the USA and Russia.