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UK battles bad weather ahead of Olympics

07-17-2012 08:20 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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With just a few days to go before the London Olympics start, Olympic officials and their government partners in Britain are making contingency plans for those events that could be affected by adverse weather.

As well as umbrellas, a mass of red, white and blue ponchos will be on sale to keep patrons dry. Yet those who’ve spent the most on tickets could well be seated in parts of the Olympic Stadium that aren’t fully sheltered.

Despite fears the sporting extravaganza could be a washout, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has stressed that meeting the challenges of the UK’s unique climate has featured heavily in its seven years of meticulous planning.

There are five alternative venues for sailing events, should they be required, and a team of meteorologists from the Met Office -- the UK’s national weather service -- will be stationed at various locations to provide up-to-the-minute forecasts.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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