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Charlene White. Photo: ITN

So... it's just 13 days to go until the Olympics kick off (doesn't time fly!). And yet there are so many questions still up the air. Will the sun finally shine? How many more times do we have to listen to Boris Johnson's welcome announcements at London train stations? Will Usain Bolt lose his crown? Will we have enough security guards at the Olympic Park?

The first three, I couldn't possibly comment on. But the final question is one that we will be talking about on the show this afternoon. After the G4S security fiasco, we look at what went wrong, and what's being done to rectify the situation.

However there are some great Olympic stories coming out of the athletics Grand Prix at Crystal Palace. Perri Shakes-Drayton gave an amazing performance last night. She set a personal best in the 400 metres hurdles to put her joint second in the world this year. And the fabulous Mo Farah comfortably won the 5,000 metres... which brought the crowd to its feet for a standing ovation. So we'll be taking a look at those performances and the rest of the Grand Prix news later too.

And I know we're all trying to ignore the dire weather. But a little birdie tells me we may get a little bit of sunshine tomorrow.

But don't tell anyone, or we might jinx it :).

See you at 5pm.