Sascoc satisfied with Olympic security

Sascoc president Gideon Sam is not concerned with reports of potential security threats in London.

2012 London Olympics.

JOHANNESBURG - President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), Gideon Sam, is not concerned with reports of potential security threats coming out of London.

Debates have raged over security at the Games after there was a last minute deployment of soldiers to make up for a shortfall of private security.

Scotland Yard confirmed police forces in nine regions across Britain were called up to help protect the various Olympic venues and places of accommodation.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has expressed his satisfaction with security, saying there has been a good show of flexibility from British troops.

Sam said security concerns were not foreign.

"It happens every time we have big events."

He said Sascoc would hire private security for their athletes.

The Summer Games get underway on 27 July in London, England.