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Olympic athletes

Olympic volunteers wait to greet arriving teams at Heathrow Airport on July 16, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, coaches and Olympic officials are beginning to arrive in London ahead of the Olympics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Heathrow copes with Olympics crowd

London Heathrow - Europe's busiest airport - expects to handle around

250,000 passengers on July 26, including around 125,000 arrivals. Some

1,200 athletes are due to fly into Heathrow as part of around 4,000

Games-related arrivals.