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Ghana not allocated London 2012 Olympic Games tickets – IOC

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Ghana has not been allocated its share of the London 2012 Olympic games tickets, an official at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has disclosed to ghanabusinessnews.com.

The London 2012 tickets are already on sale and so far the first batch of tickets has been sold out. But the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) says that 2.3 million tickets will be available in the second round of London 2012 Olympic tickets sales, which is open to the 1.9 million people who applied in the initial round.

With some countries allocated with the tickets, Sandrine Tonge, Media Relations Manager at the IOC confirmed to ghanabusinessnews.com in an email correspondence that any suspended National Olympic Committee (NOC) will not be allocated the tickets.

“Any suspended National Olympic Committee is no longer entitled to its rights, including ticket allocation for the Olympic Games”, Sandrine said on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in response to ghanabusinessnews.com’s email query.

But she indicated that the NOC of Ghana is currently suspended and “it is important to note that following the suspension in January, the government of Ghana has taken appropriate steps to revise the sports legislation in question, so that it would now be compatible with the basic principles of the Olympic Charter which govern the Olympic Movement”

The IOC Executive Board has recognised these efforts and positive developments and might therefore be in a position to consider lifting the suspension of the NOC at its next meeting in early July 2011 in Durban, Sandrine Tonge added.

Ghana has been suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following a decision taken by its Executive Board Thursday January 13, 2011.

 

By Ekow Quandzie

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  1. They want our resources but not ticket to be part of games because they consider Africans as poor, backward, corrupt leaders, underdevelop. That is why our leaders at all levels should be smart to continue the country’s agenda in development with Education, Agriculture, affordable housing, hospitals and Jobs for both current and future generation