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Quarter of a million Olympics tickets unsold
November 15, 2012
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LONDON: About 264,000 tickets for the London Olympics remained unsold, it has been revealed.

The figure, given in a letter from the organising committee, included more than 213,000 unsold football tickets.

In addition to the Olympics tickets, more than 55,000 tickets for the Paralympics remained unsold.

The letter said 11.3 million tickets for 963 Olympic and Paralympic sessions were available and organisers beat their UK ticket sales target.

A total of 10.99 million tickets were sold.

The figures were published in a letter to the London Assembly, which was to question London 2012 officials, including London Olympics Organising Committee Chairman Sebastian Coe and chief executive Paul Deighton  at a meeting on Wednesday.

The unsold Olympics tickets included 2,407 seats for athletics in the stadium, 1,047 for swimming, 2,327 for diving and thousands of day passes for the Olympic Park.

The remainder were made up of other sports, the opening and closing ceremonies and tickets to visit the top of the Orbit tower.

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