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London Olympics Fake Tickets Create ‘Honeypot’ for Criminals
London is a “honeypot” for organized crime rings hawking fake tickets and other scams preying on tourists descending upon the city for the Olympic Games starting today, police say. Nick Downing, head of the Metropolitan Police Service’s 47
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Olympic Dream Vacations, Minus Tickets
For the last two years, Peggy Nugent, an engineer in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and her 28-year-old daughter have been planning a trip to the London Olympics. Nugent has a hat adorned with Olympic pins, including some from when she went to the
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CoSport Olympic ticket problems prompt mass complaints
The biggest overseas ticketing agency for the London 2012 Games has been besieged by complaints after hundreds of buyers were forced to wait in queues for more than six hours on Monday and others received groups of tickets that were not seated together.
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Olympics-”Ticket fatigue” slows London sales
The London Olympic organising committee (LOCOG), responsible for staging the Games, has become used to putting up the “sold out” sign within minutes of each tranche of tickets going on sale. So far, 7 million of the total 8.8 million Olympic
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How to buy tickets for the Sochi Olympics
For the first time, each spectator will need to present a spectator’s pass to enter the Olympic Park and to attend Top tier seats for the Feb. 19 men’s quarter final ice hockey game cost $580. Tip: Some popular tickets, unavailable
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Olympics ticket holders can return unwanted tickets
London (CNN)– Unwanted tickets for the 2012 Summer Olympics can be sold back starting Friday, organizers said Thursday. Those who have already bought tickets directly from organizers will be able to sell unwanted seats for full face value.
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Olympic ticket monopoly freezes out the fans
Heather Bailey gave up. After a year spent pursuing tickets to February’s Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics through official sources, the Expedia employee from Federal Way will put her dreams of attending a rare close-to-home Olympics in the hands of scalpers.
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