London, March 28: British Prime Minister David Cameron said here Wednesday that London would be ready to host the “greatest games” in the world.
Cameron made these remarks after meeting the visiting International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacque Rogge.
“The Olympics and Paralympics will be the greatest show on earth. It’s an extraordinary honour for the UK and we intend to repay that faith,” he was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
“I believe the message is clear: London will be ready, on time and on budget.”
Rogge, who arrived here late Tuesday, is not part of the Coordination Commission for London 2012, which is chaired by IOC Executive Board member Denis Oswald, but he made the special visit to see Cameron on the first day of the two-day inspection.
Cameron said the Games will leave a lasting legacy.
“The true legacy of London 2012 lies in the future. Though much has been done, I am acutely aware that the drive to embed and secure the benefits of London 2012 is still to come,” he added.
“That is our biggest challenge. It’s also our greatest opportunity.”