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Olympic torch has begun its tour of London


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Olympic torch has begun its tour of London

The Olympic torch has begun its tour of London in the week leading up to the opening ceremony.

Crowds gathered to watch the young torch bearer run through Greenwich.

The relay will later make it’s way to Stratford, touring five of the six Olympic boroughs.

Security has been a key issue for the organisers in recent weeks. But Jacques Rogge, the Olympic Committee President, who arrived in the capital yesterday, said he was not worried .

He said: “I’m very confident, I believe it’s going to be a great games. Preparation, in spite of some difficulties, has been very sound. All the bases have been covered so I’m very optimistic.”

Thousands of extra troops were brought in after private security firm G4S admitted it would fall short on the number of security guards provided for the Games.

Around 17,000 military personnel will be involved in Olympics security overall.

London will be hosting its third Games.

The action kicks off on July 27th.

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