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FOX Business Channel's Liz Claman talks with the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, about how London is coping with the Olympic games.
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Welcome to this summer games technology and fitness report -- by Scott trade. Greetings from London -- five yes I want sure is something that's a little bit perplexing the official Olympic mascot this is a little Fella -- wedlock. Looks kind of like a one night at me about. He's the official of course the official mascot but the other official mascot has got to be. The mayor of London yes Boris Johnson we caught up with Boris Johnson today -- XL center this is where they were having a weightlifting competition. And Johnson was giving out free tickets to school kids in London. And then a Fox Business exclusive the always colorful times edgy but unabashed cheerleader from London that. Telling us about how this city in the throes of a double dip recession is not only try to capitalize on the Olympics but also. How he's trying to set the tone right now. He's been gone horribly right -- -- the news so far. Touch words without being complacent we do things well and you're very good tennis. It's incredibly enjoyable job. London is keeping them in the right places and I wouldn't spend the Toronto system is working well a lot of people don't look at we had a conversation about old people work. Apprehensive about that they -- -- by the security. Unit those issues already. I'm looking looking very good in the anything at the moment his ten TGB's talked to instruct the medals table it won a gold they wanna go. We we wanted to -- one very very proud of that happens so if it was it's good so far we've obviously been lovely -- position to a. A whole sense of security well a false sense of security but security was the big issue and it became such an issue it looks like people have done what. You all originally wanted to that was to stay -- we hear that hotels in some cases are lowering rates at their rooms and there's a lot of space and it be better on -- and on the. And I'm just hate to say yeah this is a fantastic to be in the city some places rhapsody. Be -- -- with a big challenge if you if you remember it was -- the pro sports system going to pay them. If you came would you be stuck in traffic. Would you be supplement you with a huge queues go through Isner at the announcers actually it's what you will soon that most potent -- one we have to get it and nothing in the post fight dates we've done that. I'm here I would respect he said people -- be watching a show what you showed not the time to come to London come to -- look at the theater at the restaurant -- go fantastic. Fantastical as agents of Fox Business viewers and how to get on airplanes that day -- a -- spell welcomes that because it doesn't even if they can't get his report even if they can't get into the game as a -- They could get into the the venues themselves. We have life -- you have wonderful. Places where you can go you can watch how we haven't done enough -- to publicize those yet. Get dirty with you I'm keeping force them out on huge screens -- colds home runs you name it to miss. They're men are always the salesman too much no it's just that back two years ago in -- at the World Economic -- you and I spoke about it the fact that you would shamelessly used this as an opportunity to -- London went all the visitors lead what then happens next after the closing ceremonies of the -- talk on -- planes to other countries how could you keep. The economy of London continuing to grow as sort of a long tale of this effect. When we had good bookings for September actually and more people to come. In the in the months ahead. But you're asking you at the right question these -- when you can stars Diana. How do we keep that great a great site that way of earning the right in the east and hundreds he didn't feel. How we keep making sure that we generate. Jobs and reviewed 4340000. Jobs through these Olympics but it's good to create tens of thousands more. And what I am doing now he's getting some significant national investors. Over to London to remarkable record and they need that this lady that there fantastical can tease him. I have any effect at all from. The presidential candidate in the US Mitt Romney having come here and expressed concern about security -- -- -- I think you're governor Romney actually. I was very good idea that he -- what he was drinking a second time around that we team when he said what a wonderful game -- thought it was gonna put on that that's the that's the message I think that eagle. Particularly right as we finish this crowd has been yelling prime minister for us it was just -- is one very very -- 11 very kind gentleman he's been getting that it is that an aspiration. Mickelson and I'd like what's. Four hard years and intensity level we've got a long way to do you knew you were you raised right question about how to get ready communities that's the job. What -- he says the word is that eventually he will run to be an MP a member of parliament which is often seen as the first step toward really trying to climb up to be. The head of this entire country okay. Daly shot -- alert I think we need a graphic or something for this despite. -- hottest seller today and we saw this all the way out on the east and and then we came back here. And this is what it is I am holding up his Great Britain ring that is in the shape of my heart when we went and finally found out that some of the mayor's people were wearing the we found out where to get -- we went to go get them that week they were nearly sold out. We got some and then people tried to buy them off us because they were pretty much all sold out so this is a hot seller today. Tuning in to this summer games technology and business report Brock do you I've got train your -- -- line they can that's the trade.