OLYMPICS: Officials hunt potential bombers
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian security officials are hunting three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.
Police leaflets seen by an Associated Press reporter at a central Sochi hotel contain warnings about three potential suicide bombers. A police letter said that one of them, Ruzanna Ibragimova, a 22-year-old widow of an Islamic militant, was at large in Sochi.
White to compete in X Games
UNDATED (AP) — Shaun White is heading to the Winter X Games after all.
The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist informed ESPN that he plans to compete in Aspen, Colo., this weekend. White initially said he was skipping the annual event to rest for next month’s Sochi Olympics.
• UNDATED (AP) — Freestyle skier Emily Cook is going to her third Olympics after landing a spot on the U.S. team on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old aerialist finished 19th at the 2010 Games and 11th in 2006.
She also was nominated to the 2002 team but missed because of an injury. She was given a spot on this year’s freestyle team after the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association went through dozens of calculations and possibilities.
Skater asks family to stay home
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Olympic speedskater Tucker Fredricks asked his family not to attend the Sochi Winter Games in Russia next month so he can concentrate on skating and not worry about their safety.
The athlete from Janesville will be competing in his third and last Olympics after finishing 12th in the 2010 Vancouver Games. His father, Dan Fredricks, told The Janesville Gazette that his son is worried about the family’s security.