IOC Chairman upbeat about Olympics

July 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chairman Jacques Rogge has given a positive appraisal of the situation in London, just six days before the opening ceremony July 27.

Rogge addressed a press conference Saturday following a meeting of the Executive Board (EB) of the IOC answering questions on the issues of security and transport as well as other issues of importance to the Olympic movement, reports Xinhua.

“The EB is focused on the preparation of London. I am glad to report immigration is working well, transport time is satisfactory, the athletes and coaches ecstatic with training venues and security is in place. We were reassured by what we heard from the government that security arrangements are in place and we are satisfied with that,” said Rogge.

On the issue of allegations of illegal ticket sales he explained that there would be a delay in resolving the issue, as reported by the Sunday Times newspaper.

“Our ethics commission met with Sunday Times and asked for evidence. A lot of people are involved. There will be interviews we expect results by the end of September or the start of October,” he added.

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