Sebastian Coe, seen in March, is chair of the 2012 London Olympics committee. ((Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images))

London Olympic organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe says there are "lessons to be learned" from the recent rioting in the British capital.

Coe spoke publicly Thursday about the riots for the first time since violence broke out in north London on Saturday.

Coe says "there are lessons to be learned and over the next year we will continue our contingency plans. They will deal with all sorts of things including public disorder."

The four days of rioting in London and other British cities has not affected any Olympic venues.