Olympics minister Hugh Robertson has played down the effect of the London riots will have on security at the 2012 Games.
State-run Chinese news agency Xinhua has jumped to question safety at next year's event following consecutive days of rioting in London, and other major English cities, which stemmed from an originally peaceful protest regarding the fatal police shooting of a 29-year-old man in Tottenham.
Xinhua reported that the riots had damaged London's image, causing safety concerns for the 2012 Games, but Robertson denied the recent violence represented a problem for security.
"They are very, very wrong. The Olympic security plan is incredibly detailed, with an intelligence-led plan and risk-based modelling," Robertson said.
"Public order is one of the risks modelled and though we will need to see what comes out of the events of the last few days this is a risk that we have planned for and catered for."
"We have a commitment to deliver a safe and secure Games and we will do so. All the evidence shows this trouble is low-level criminality driven by messages on social networks and not some new, emerging security threat."
The International Olympic Committee has also leapt to back the security process for the London Games.
"Security at the Olympic Games is a top priority for the IOC. It is, however, directly handled by the local authorities, as they know best what is appropriate and proportionate. We are confident they will do a good job in this domain," an IOC spokesman said.
Meanwhile, London 2012 organisers continued Olympic test events in London on Tuesday, despite three nights of rioting and looting in the capital.
The women's beach volleyball tournament began at Horse Guards Parade.
The ground is a short distance from No. 10 Downing Street, where UK Prime Minister David Cameron's discussed the riots with a top security committee.
The 24-team beach volleyball competition is due to end on Sunday with other test events scheduled to continue this week, including marathon swimming and road cycling.