We have a number of people from the region attending the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea that officially begin tonight with the opening ceremonies and end February 25. There will be representation - Milford’s Mark Arcebello -- to the United States hockey team. As the world turns today, one never should assume that everything is going to be all right. One should expect that there will be security agencies from many countries represented.

The following are security tips when travelling internationally: Stay alert. Keep your eyes out for suspicious events, unattended bags, people acting strangely or who seem very nervous.

Cars that are left running unattended with no drivers or parked in a no parking zone. Do not carry large sums of cash, only what you will need for that day. If you have a bad feeling, follow on your instincts, and report anything suspicious immediately to security and/or law enforcement

Dr. Robert F. Weiss is a sports podiatrist. He is Connecticut State Police surgeon with the Department of Emergency Service & Public Protection and is a past Diplomat of the American Board for certification in Homeland Security. Weiss was a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the 1984 and ‘88 Olympic Marathon trials. He has a practice in Darien and is affiliated with Stamford Hospital. For more information, visit his web site at www.stamfordhealth