Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, said:
“The Cabinet Committee for the Olympics met this morning to discuss preparations for the Games.
There are three days to go and London 2012 remains very much on track. Opening Ceremony rehearsals have started and over 4,000 athletes have arrived in London and their response to the Village and the venues has been hugely positive.
Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, has praised our plans, saying that the Games “have all the elements necessary for success”.
The Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister, discussed venue security. Security staffing levels at venues have been kept under constant review.
G4S numbers continue to rise significantly and we have every expectation that will continue to be the case.
However, Ministers decided that we should deploy the additional 1200 troops that were put on standby last week.
On the eve of the largest peacetime event ever staged in this country, Ministers are clear that we should leave nothing to chance. The Government continues to have every confidence that we will deliver a safe and secure Games.”