Approximately 20,000 tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games have been deemed invalid by the Office of Fair Trading. Three companies, Uncas AS, Euroteam AS, Ticket and Travel AS, and their director, Andreas Gyrre, have been charged with a High Court Order for sourcing thousands of black market tickets.
The investigation began when Norwegian officials confiscated 455 tickets from a Polish man at the Oslo airport earlier this week. All tickets were from one Olympic Committee. International Olympic Committee member, Gerhard Heiberg explained that “some Olympic committees have sold tickets outside their country, and probably earned a lot of money on this. It is strictly illegal, and it is a scandal.” The Polish man was charged with fraud as the tickets were not in the hands of their official recipient.
While those who purchased the fraudulent tickets will not be punished, they will be denied entrance to the Games. Authorities warn others to be warned when purchasing tickets to future events as “only authorized sellers can guarantee to supply” a valid ticket. Refunds will be issued to those who are refused admission.
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