Sochi Olympics: US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

US government warned American and foreign airlines on Wednesday that terrorists could try to place explosives disguised as toothpaste on Russia-bound flights.

Two US ships arrive in Black Sea before Sochi Olympics

Two US warships have arrived in the Black Sea and will stand ready to offer assistance in the case of a security emergency at the Sochi Olympic games.

Bigger security threat outside Sochi: US official

The biggest security threat facing the Olympic games in Russia is a possible attack in areas outside of Sochi and its heavily-guarded venues, a top US counter-terrorism official said.

Security alert in southern Russia after at least five bodies found

Russia has put security forces on combat alert in the southern Stavropol region after the discovery of at least five corpses with gunshot wounds and an explosive device there barely a month before the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

First South Asian winter games begins

The first edition of the South Asian winter games was inaugurated by the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank here on Monday.

IOC stalls decision on Winter Games additions

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has delayed until next year a decision on adding new events, including women`s ski jumping, to the Winter Games.

Munich scores points in bid to host 2018 Winter Games

Munich`s bid to host the 2018 Olympics received a boost in Acapulco Thursday when their presentation to the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) assembly was considered the best.

Korean economy gets its skates on after Olympic medal haul

Kim Yuna`s stunning win at last month`s Winter Games will not only boost the career of the Olympic figure skating champion, it should help add several billion dollars to the South Korean economy.

Partying Vancouver really in the Games groove

For a city widely described as ambivalent before the Winter Games started, Vancouver was doing a pretty good imitation of a city which had fallen completely and utterly in love with the Olympics.

Luge death darkens mood as Winter Games open

A Georgian luger died in a horrific crash on a training run on Friday, casting a shadow as Vancouver opened the Winter Games with a daredevil snowboarder, an aboriginal welcome, and Wayne Gretzky lighting the cauldron.

Snow shipped in as Winter Games opening nears

IOC chief Jacques Rogge was swept up in Vancouver`s Olympic weather worries as Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger prepared to run the gauntlet of Games protesters.

Going to 2010 Games? Offset your carbon

Spectators, media and sponsors planning to attend next year`s Winter Olympics in Vancouver will be under pressure to offset their carbon emissions, organizers said.

Olympic ban on 12 biathlon coaches lifted

The Austrian Olympic Committee lifted a ban today on 12 biathlon and cross-country skiing officials allegedly involved in a doping scandal at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.

China will back bid for 2018 Winter Games: Minister

China`s sports ministry will back a bid from any enthusiastic city to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, sports minister Liu Peng said.