There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. Because there are three parts that makes Games successful.
Number one, of course, are the athletes. That’s what overwhelmingly the Games are about. Number two are the volunteers. And they’ll have great volunteers here. But number three are the people of the country. Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? And that’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin.
-Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney getting a head start on foreign relations by questioning London’s readiness for the Olympic Games and incurring the anger of UK Prime Minister David Cameron, London mayor Boris Johnson, and millions of British citizens