Metal detectors promised for Moscow track worlds
MOSCOW -- A top official for Russia's athletics federation says metal detectors will be used at the track and field world championships in Moscow in August.
Concerns about safety increased after last week's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
General secretary Mikhail Butov told The Associated Press on Thursday that metal detectors will be set up at the entrances to Luzhniki Stadium, where all events except the marathon will be held.
He says the marathon presents less of a security challenge than in Boston because the one in Moscow will be four circuits of a course from the Kremlin to the stadium area.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Wichita State reaches 34-0, wins MVC final
- Brooks: Durant could be scoring even more
- Mavericks extend Pacers' slide to 4 games
- Keselowski passes Dale Jr., wins Las Vegas
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM