Olympic shorts: Sponsors' tickets sold to the public


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An investigation has been launched after Olympics tickets allocated to sponsors were sold to the public for a 20 per cent mark-up. According to the BBC, tickets issued to three of the biggest sponsors have been sold on in breach of International Olympic Committee rules.

They were sold by an authorised resale company, CoSport, which is allowed to sell tickets at a maximum 20 per cent mark up in America, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Austria, Bulgaria, Norway and Sweden. EU laws allow British citizens to buy tickets issued to other member states.

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