IOC urges for ban on Olympic ticket fraudsters

  • Officials who sold London 2012 tickets on the black market should be banned from future Games, according to the International Olympic Committee.

    The IOC is investigating Sunday Times claims of corruption involving 27 officials and agents representing 54 countries.

    Tickets for top events were reported to be priced at up to ten times face value.

    More than one million tickets were distributed abroad among all the nations taking part in the London Games.

    It is the responsibility of National Olympic Committees to ensure their allocation is only sold within their own country.