17 Apr 2013

Russia to up security for athletics world champs

11:36 am on 17 April 2013

Russian authorities have promised tougher security measures at August's world athletics championships after explosions near the finish line of the Boston marathon killed three people and wounded more than 100.

The Russian athletics chief says the security arrangements will certainly be reviewed after what happened in Boston.

He says Moscow will have a "triple level of protection" for the championships.