Coe marking London Olympics countdown
Monday, April 16, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- With the opening ceremony just over 100 days away, Sebastian Coe is working on the final touches for the London Olympics he hopes will make the difference between "a good and a great games."
With the new venues in place and the $14.7 billion project within budget, Coe and his organizing committee are heading into the final stretch with plenty still to do but without any major crises to overcome.
Wednesday marks the 100-day countdown to the July 27 opening, the climax of a seven-year buildup that centered on the regeneration of a deprived industrial area in east London into the Olympic Park.
For Coe, winner of two Olympic gold medals in the 1,500 meters, the milestone carries significance beyond just the numbers. The clock is truly ticking.