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Extra Olympics tickets on sale

Hundreds of extra Olympics tickets have gone on sale overnight after the organisers of London 2012 contacted international federations who have not used their allocations.

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BOA calls for revamp of rules for Olympic seating

The British Olympic Association called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today to completely revamp its ticketing policy for future Games.

London 2012 has become the latest Olympics to be plagued by empty seats in sold-out events, leading to criticism of the Games organisers.

They blame the empty seats on their obligation, under IOC rules, to reserve blocks of seating for Olympic athletes and officials without any indication as to whether they will turn up to claim them.

The BOA has yet to raise the issue with the IOC but is planning to do at its post-Olympics debriefing.

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