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Security is big worry for London 2012 Olympics

With less than two years to go until the opening of the London Olympics, the venues are nearing completion, the project remains on budget and the city is gearing up to welcome the world in 2012.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 20:05 IST
AP

With less than two years to go until the opening of the London Olympics, the venues are nearing completion, the project remains on budget and the city is gearing up to welcome the world in 2012.

Beyond the tangible progress, however, lies a lingering concern, Will London be safe from a terrorist attack?

London has been a recent target of international terrorism, The day after the capital was awarded the Olympics, four homegrown suicide bombers attacked the city's Underground and bus network on July 7, 2005, killing 52 commuters and themselves.

London Olympic security director Ian Johnston says the official threat level during the games will be set at "severe" just one notch below the most extreme level of "critical."

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