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Friday, July 27, 2012

London Olympics ready despite nerves

London Olympics ready despite nerves London Mayor Boris Johnson insisted on Sunday the city was ready to host the 2012 Olympics despite a national plunge into nervous self-depression before the excitement begins.

Johnson said Britain was feeling the necessary tension before a big performance, as the clock ticks down to Friday's opening ceremony on the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

He said the venues were safe and the transport system was bearing up despite a week dominated in Britain by fears over travel chaos and gaps in security.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge is in London and "he thinks that our city is as well-prepared as any city has ever been in the history of the Games," Johnson told BBC television.

"So far the traffic system and transport networks generally are holding up well."

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