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CONFIDENT: Mayor Boris Johnson

LONDON IS ready to host a fantastic summer of sport and entertainment in 2012, the Mayor Boris Johnson has today told International Olympic Committee members during a visit to inspect the capital's preparations for the Games.

Construction of all the competition venues, including the Olympic Stadium, is complete and they have been handed over to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

All the major multi-billion pound transport infrastructure improvements are either complete or well on track to be delivered well ahead of the 2012 Games. These achievements put London far ahead of any other host city at this stage on the road to staging the Games.

London will also be transformed with entertainment arranged across the city at live sites, where people can watch the sporting action as it happens, as well a range of cultural events and 'spectaculars' at other venues.

Plans are being made to ensure the capital's popular spots and other locations are brought to life with the excitement and celebration of the 2012 Games as they are dressed in the official colours and branding of London 2012.

Everyone arriving in London will receive the warmest of welcomes and a friendly helping hand from one of the 8,000 Team London Ambassadors stationed around central London including at its stations and popular sports for visitors.

Johnson said: “Our venues are ready, our Park is ready, our transport system is being transformed.

“Excitement around London 2012 is already reaching fever pitch and there is no doubt that the capital will live up to everyone's expectations but there is still much to do over the coming months.

“We will continue to improve our public squares, parks and streets and dress our great city with the unmistakeable Olympic Rings so that London sparkles in the world's spotlight in a few months time."

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