MPs get free tickets to men's 100m final

The men's 100 metre final in 2008 was one of the most thrilling events of the Olympic Games. Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A group of MPs have accepted free tickets to the men's 100 metre final of the Olympic Games from sponsors British Telecom. Four MPs have accepted the tickets, worth £420 each.

The MPs will not receive any corporate hospitality and will have to sit through a briefing from BT on the company's involvement in the games.

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MPs defend free Olympic tickets

MPs from the Culture, Media and Sport select committee who have accepted free tickets to the men's 100 metre final of the Olympic Games have defended their decision.