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Weather fears for Olympic spectators

The Olympics are just over two weeks away, but there are real fears that the biggest sporting event in the World could become a complete washout.

The downpours, that have ruined the summer of 2012 so far, are beginnning to cast doubt over whether there's a plan in place to cope with the wet weather.

Fifty thousand people a day are expected to go to Hyde Park to watch the games on the Big Screen, but already one big concert has already been cancelled. Simon Harris looks at whether the weather will ruin the games.

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Pictures: Hyde Park quagmire

The deserted stage in Hyde Park where tonight's Hit Factory concert with Kylie and Jason was due to take place.
The deserted stage in Hyde Park where tonight's Hit Factory concert with Kylie and Jason was due to take place. Credit: London Tonight
Mud.
Mud glorious mud. Credit: London Tonight
Tractors in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park, looking almost like rural Surrey. Credit: London Tonight
Tractors move wood chippings around the site.
8,000 cubic metres of wood chip is being spread around the site. Credit: London Tonight
An ice cream van stranded in the mud.
Anyone for ice cream? Credit: London Tonight

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