London: The national security coordinator for 2012 London Olympics has insisted that armed agents from other countries besides Britain will not be permitted at the London games.

Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison dismissed a newspaper report suggesting that the United States would send dozens of armed FBI agents to protect US interests.

He says that while some American liaison officers would be involved, the notion that agents would come en masse was "rubbish."
   
Allison says police officers will provide the vanguard of forces protecting the tens of thousands of athletes, spectators and others attending the games.

Allison and Olympic officials say the military will help the police but won't guard the streets.

(Agencies)