With just a few months left before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, work on the venues continues at a furious pace, and citizens of other countries besides the U.S. are finding it difficult to obtain tickets.

In a report by France 24 TV, French residents are having a tough time finding tickets to popular events, and some are being urged to visit U.S. secondary ticket broker websites for deals.

The 2008 Games have been a source for controversy for months, as officials grappled with computer glitches in their ticketing operation; concerns about smog; and protests during the torch relay over China’s treatment of Tibet.

The Games are scheduled to begin Aug. 8.

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