IOC inspection team in London ahead of 2012 Games
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Less than 10 months before the opening ceremony, IOC inspectors are back in London to check on preparations for the Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee's coordination commission began a three-day visit Wednesday -- its penultimate trip to London before the games start on July 27, 2012.
London organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe tells The Associated Press "this is really about the ascent to the summit."
It's the first time the commission has been to London since the capital was rocked by riots in August, violence that was triggered by a fatal police shooting in the Tottenham area.
With most of London's venue construction complete, policing, security and transportation are likely to be top issues in the talks.