Let IOC Control Olympic Tickets – Reedie

Britain’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Sir Craig Reedie believes the organisation should take control of the Olympic ticketing distribution process rather than leave it in the hands of the host team.

Olympic ticketing is a multi-million dollar business and it was responsible for some 30 per cent of the revenue raised by London 2012. But it is an issue that caused controversy too, when thousands of sports fans were unable to secure access to the Games.

“The IOC should be responsible for distributing Olympic tickets worldwide and they should help the Organising Committee in distributing tickets in the host nation,” Sir Craig said.

“Whoever the host city is, I think there would be a much smoother situation if the IOC was running it.”

Let IOC Control Olympic Tickets – Reedie

Britain’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Sir Craig Reedie believes the organisation should take control of the Olympic ticketing distribution process rather than leave it in the hands of the host team.

Olympic ticketing is a multi-million dollar business and it was responsible for some 30 per cent of the revenue raised by London 2012. But it is an issue that caused controversy too, when thousands of sports fans were unable to secure access to the Games.

“The IOC should be responsible for distributing Olympic tickets worldwide and they should help the Organising Committee in distributing tickets in the host nation,” Sir Craig said.

“Whoever the host city is, I think there would be a much smoother situation if the IOC was running it.”