Rogge defends ‘fair’ London 2012 ticket system
IOC President Jacques Rogge says the huge demand for tickets to
watch the 2012 London Olympics means it’s ”unavoidable” that some
people will be left disappointed.
Rogge defended the ticketing system Monday, saying he was
”amazed by the success and the popularity of the ticket sales”
despite hundreds of thousands of people missing out completely in
the much-criticized first lottery-style allocation.
There were 22 million requests for 6.6 million available
tickets, with 1.2 million applicants getting nothing.
Rogge says the system put in place by London organizers ”is a
fair system. It is a good balance between the international and the