IOC Unsure Of Refugee Team In Tokyo Olympic Notes 2024 Bid Cities Confident In Budgets IOC Urging Tokyo To Set Budget Russia Calls For Help In Doping Probe Japan Stadium Construction Begins UK Sport Appeals To PM For Funding COC Signs Sid Lee To Four-Year Contract Olympic Notes IOC Urging Tokyo To Keep Budget Down
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
SBD Global/June 15, 2012/Olympics
Published June 15, 2012
FREE TICKETS: In London, Nick Batten reported that London 2012 organizers could give away free tickets to Olympic football matches due to 1.2 million tickets remaining unsold just weeks ahead of the Games. To date, only 1.3 million have been sold with 1.2 million still available. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said, "Whatever happens we will avoid having a lot of empty seats" (MARKETINGMAGAZINE.co.uk, 6/14).
YOUTH GAMES: The PRESS TRUST OF INDIA reported that Sri Lanka's southern port town of Hambantota has been chosen as the host city of the third Youth Asian games in '17. Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah made the announcement (PTI, 6/14).