The Bolshoy Ice Dome is seen in the Olympic Park at the Adler district of Sochi, Russia. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23 this year. Picture: Alexander Demianchuk

Budapest - The Hungarian Olympic Committee has received a letter containing a terrorist threat ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the chairman of the committee, Zsolt Borkai, told the national news agency MTI on Wednesday.

Borkai said the Hungarians are taking the threat seriously, notified the International Olympic Committee and the Russian organisers, and added he had knowledge of other countries' Olympic committees receiving similar threats. - Reuters