Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 13:58
Analysts say the former Cold War rivals are unlikely to risk a full-blown confrontation over security in Sochi, the first Olympics held on Russian soil since the US-boycotted 1980 Moscow Games.
Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 20:57
An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to 17,000, a media report said on Friday.
Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 19:01
In a directive that has not gone down too well with his ministers, Cameron has banned them from using their cars and from using the special Olympics lanes dedicated to transporting athletes and officials.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 10:30
Danny Boyle has been forced to trim parts of the ceremony — including removal of a stunt bike sequence — to make sure the show finishes on time and spectators can get home before public transportation shuts down.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 16:23
Organisers said some of the complaints were exaggerated and tried to put the best face on the unfolding security debacle, as well as other concerns about the games, which start in 10 days.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 15:42
These agents will arrive a week before the Olympics, and leave around a week after the end of the Paralympics.
Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 22:13
Security for the Olympics has not been compromised even after the failure of private security firm, G4S, to recruit enough security staff, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe has said.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 19:00
The top British minister overseeing London Olympics on Sunday defended the government over Olympics security.
Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 15:02
A leading RAF officer has warned that pilots who break no-fly rules over London during the Olympics risk being shot down in a show of “lethal force”.
Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 14:59
There have been reports that 1000 extra police officers will be drafted in to patrol Olympic venues.
Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 18:01
An employee for private security firm G4S, contracted to provide security during Games, has warned that there is a 50-50 chance someone could carry a bomb into one of the Olympic venues.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 21:11
A High Court judge rejected that argument, quashing a challenge by locals. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said the missiles presented "no real threat" to residents and were an important part of Olympic security.
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