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.

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"

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.

England's World Cup opener brought forward

Roy Hodgson's side have been drawn in a tough World Cup group featuring Uruguay and Italy. Credit: PA Wire

England's opening World Cup match against Italy has been brought forward by three hours.

The match had been scheduled for 02:00 BST on June 15, but it will now kick-off at 23:00 BST on the 14 June.

Fifa agreed to reschedule the clash following an appeal by British broadcasters over the late kick-off.

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