Coe upbeat about Olympics

Jul 20, 2012, 08:29 AM

Lord Coe, who is in charge of the London Olympic organising committee, has said that people are "overwhelmingly very positive" about the games and that he believes there are no concerns over security.

Interviewed by Today presenter Evan Davis, Lord Coe said: "It is very important to keep this in perspective. There are 4,000 people from G4S who have been working very successfully currently on the park and have been working successfully for many years on this.

"This is not an issue that has remotely compromised security. This was actually about the supply and the mix, its never been about the numbers. We have got the numbers, courtesy of the military and our police services, we have got the numbers to make sure that this is a a safe and secure games."

Asked about the rules on branding which will apply to spectators, Lord Coe said "you probably wouldn't be walking in with a Pepsi T-shirt because Coca-Cola are our sponsors and they have put millions of pounds into this project but also millions of pounds into grassroots sport. It is important to protect those sponsors."

But asked whether he could wear Nike trainers, Lord Coe said: "I think you probably could..." #r4today

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