Boris Johnson dismissed the concerns of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tonight after he appeared to question how ready we are to host the Olympics. Speaking ahead of a special concert in Hyde Park, London's Mayor said:
"The excitement is growing so much I think the Geiger counter of Olympo-mania is going to go zoink on the scale! People are coming from around the world and they're seeing the greatest city on earth.
And there are some people who are coming from around the world who don't yet know about all the preparations we've done to get London ready in the last seven years. I hear there's a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready? Are we ready? Yes we are! The venues are ready."
Boris Johnson continued: "The stadium is ready. The aquatic centre is ready. The velodrome is ready. The security is ready. The police are ready. The transport system is ready. And, our team GB athletes are ready aren't they.
There will be more gold, silver and bronze medals than you'd need to bail out Greece and Spain together! Are we worried out the weather? We're not worried about the weather... Have a wonderful, wonderful London 2012."
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