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U.S. lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure.

U.S. lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure.

Jansrud raids the podium in true Viking style

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - It was no surprise a Norwegian was among the downhill medals on Sunday but not many would have predicted the latest raid on an Olympic podium by an Attacking Viking would come from the bearded Kjetil Jansrud.

Ukraine places anti-terrorist forces on alert

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's state security service on Sunday placed anti-terrorist units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations including atomic power stations, airports and gas and oil pipelines.

Cologna roars back to win skiathlon

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Switzerland's Dario Cologna picked the perfect time to rediscover his fitness and form as he surged to victory in a protest-hit cross-country skiathlon at the Winter Olympics on Sunday.

Pride restored as Austria finds new king of speed

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Shamed four years ago after failing to deliver an Olympic medal of any colour, the Austrian men's ski team made a flying start to the Sochi Games when young gun Matthias Mayer blasted down the Rosa Khutor course to win the downhill on Sunday.

Russia's Putin says Olympic preparations helped avoid crisis

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin praised the country's Olympic preparations, which have been marred by allegations of wide-spread corruption, as a major boost for the economy at times of crisis.

Seats go begging at showcase event of Games

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - The cowbells clanged and the horns blared out, but the sight of hundreds of empty seats put a slight damper on the atmosphere at the men's downhill race on Sunday, traditionally one of the highlights of the Winter Olympics.

'Smile Japan' stays positive despite Sochi loss

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The score did not go their way but 'Smile Japan,' as the country's ice hockey team are known, were sporting ear-to-ear grins after a long-awaited Olympic return on Sunday.

Hippy Anderson stays calm for slopestyle gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Self-confessed California hippy Jamie Anderson kept calm in the frenzy of a dramatic women's snowboarding slopestyle final to clinch the first Olympic gold medal in the event on Sunday.