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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).