LOCOG Accused Of Being "Selective" In Releasing Ticketing Data Figures
London Games organizers were “accused yesterday of being ‘selective’ about releasing data on ticket sales,” after officials “revealed a partial breakdown but claimed that it would be too confusing to provide every piece of data,” according to Ashling O’Connor of the LONDON TIMES. LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton referred to its “mind-numbing complexity” under questioning by the London Assembly. LOCOG’s sport-by-sport figures “showed the proportion of tickets sold in the five price categories but not an exact breakdown.” London Assembly Member Stephen Knight said the process had been “like pulling teeth.” He added, “Having refused to publish ticket information before the Games started, it is only now trickling out selective information. It is time that LOCOG met its longstanding commitment to publish a full breakdown of ticket sales for every session” (LONDON TIMES, 11/15).