London organizers confident in Olympic security

BY foxsports • December 14, 2010

Olympic organizers say security at the 2012 London Games won't be jeopardized by budget cuts.

The government has announced that it hopes to cut by a quarter the $953 million Olympic security budget.

Despite the $197 million in planned savings, London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton told legislators on Tuesday that he is ''completely confident all the risks have been covered.''

Deighton says the security threat hasn't diminished since the original budget was drawn up, but what has changed is ''the understanding of what is involved in policing at games time.''

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