London 2012 set to be secure Games
An unprecedented security blanket is set to cover London during the Olympic Games, which begins on July 27th.
The Olympics are one month away and London is ready.
London 2012 is set to be the most secure Games in history.
Every eventuality has been explored, from air defence, armed marines on the River Thames and emergency procedures.
Spectators can enjoy the Games in the confidence that their safety is of paramount importance to London's authorities.
There'll be much more going on behind the scenes, including technology that allows security forces to stop certain vehicles by remote control in the event of a hijacking or bomb alert.
A device behind the dashboard senses if the vehicle is being driven erratically, alerting security personnel who can bring it to a halt.
Despite the multiple layers of security, the government is emphasising that no specific or credible threat has been received.
Interpol secretary general, Ronald Noble, recognises the need to remain open minded in the run-up to such a global event.
SOUNDBITE (English) Ronald K. Noble, Interpol secretary general
"You can't identify one ethnic group and say 'that's the ethnic group that should only concern us'. You've got to make sure that you have intelligence that identifies any person from any ethnic group and that you get him or her before they can cause harm. So, I have told people, honestly and sincerely, that this Olympics - from all that I know and based on all the information that Interpol has - should be a safe Olympics."
Up to one million people are expected to visit London during the Olympics, which get underway on July 27th.
The authorities of the English capital are breaking new ground to ensure that every one of them remains safe during their stay.
London 2012 set to be secure GamesWednesday, June 27 2012