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Norwegian Police Seized Nearly 900 “illegal” Tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games

A large batch of the tickets was seized from a Polish citizen at the Oslo airport. Another 400 tickets came by mail and was found using information from the couriers. 

“Tickets were sold through Norwegian Internet-agency Euroteam”, – explained the representative of the Norwegian police. 

“Tickets were sold through Norwegian Internet-agency Euroteam”, – explained the representative of the Norwegian police.  
 
The police believe that the real party tickets for the world’s major sporting event has been printed especially for Russia and Belarus to be delivered to the “Olympic family”, which includes sponsors, representatives of the National Committee and other officials of the participating countries at the Olympics. 

“We believe that the tickets were delivered from Russia or Belarus, and we have no reason to believe that they are fake,” – added police.  
 
The matter was referred to the Court, which refused to return the confiscated tickets to Euroteam company because the agency has no authorization to distribute them. 

 
The matter was referred to the Court, which refused to return the confiscated tickets to Euroteam company because the agency has no authorization to distribute them. 
Who will receive the tickets is not stated yet.  
 
“Ticket scandal” broke out immediately after start of the Olympic Games – many competitions in the early days were in the empty stands. 
Organizers attributed this to the fact that sponsors used tickets illiterately.  
 
Totally there are about 8 million tickets available at the London Olympics. 
8% of them is received by global sponsors, 12% went to different National Olympic Committees, 5% – to “Olympic family”, namely the International Olympic Committee and to the media. 75% of tickets were available to the public. 

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