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London readying for Olympics

Published: 8:28AM Friday January 27, 2012 Source: ONE News

With only six months until the 2012 Olympic Games, Britain is readying itself for an influx of people into the country.

The Government has poured more than $17 million into readying for the event, with the hope that tourism will increase revenue and give the country a step up out of the lingering recession.

ONE News UK correspondent Garth Bray reports there are many indications the Olympics will be ready in time, with most of the venues complete and the games village already on display.

Although there are concerns about travelling around the city - anyone who buys a ticket overseas gets a free travel card for the London underground - and with trains already packed this could pose a capacity issue.

However, Parliament's official spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, warns London may break its budget and require more public money.