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Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 5 July (WA 48), how many tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games will be reserved for International Federations to apply for; and which are eligible to apply.

Photo of Baroness Garden of Frognal Baroness Garden of Frognal Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

A total of 8.8 million Olympic tickets are available. 5 per cent of these tickets are available for purchase by the International Olympic Committee, international federations and other global sports bodies represented at the Games, international broadcast rights holders and prestige ticketing partners. There are 26 sports in the Olympic Games, each with its own international federation that governs that sport. Each orders a small number of tickets, primarily for their own sport. These are separate to the 75 per cent of tickets made available through the UK application process.

Of the remaining Olympic tickets 12 per cent are for purchase by the 205 national Olympic committees competing in the Games and 8 per cent for purchase by sponsors and stakeholders (global and domestic).

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