Steve Scott

Sports Editor

Steve Scott is Sports Editor for ITV News and also regularly presents ITV News programmes. Steve has covered major events such as the 2010 World Cup and the London 2012 Olympics.

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Lightning delay will not affect England's travel plans

Roy Hodgson came to Miami for the weather, it just wasn't this kind of weather he had in mind.

But, with the game having restarted and looking like it will finish, the game's only significance will be as pub quiz material.

Lightning is seen over the Sun Life Stadium as play was suspended. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The ref had no choice, American by-laws rule that if lightening strikes within 5 miles of the stadium, it means the game has to be postponed until the storm has passed.

While it won't faze the players, spare a thought for the ITV Sport presentation team who had what must have seemed an interminable time to fill. And that after racing from their exposed pitchside position to the sanctity of the tunnel.

The delay will not affect England's travel plans of course - their private charter to Rio tonight will wait and take off whenever they want, so the players will still get a comfortable night in their flat beds.

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IOC President: 'We have to live with security threats'

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympics Committee, has been speaking about security threats at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

He said: "Unfortunately at such events we have to live with security threats.

"As an athlete even in the 70s we had the same.

"Security here is not so obvious as it was then.

"All the athletes feel very comfortable and the Olympic atmosphere will spill over into the Games"

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No briefing for UK officials on toothpaste bomb warning

Security has been increased nationwide in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Credit: Reuters

British officials in Sochi say they have not been briefed specifically by the UK government regarding a toothpaste explosive threat warning emanating from American security services.

They say the British security threat level is unchanged.

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