“London 2012 Appoints Ticketing Services Supplier”

LONDON, ENG (Ticketmaster) July 23, 2009 – The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announces that Ticketmaster has been appointed Official Ticketing Services Provider for London 2012, and is a London 2012 Tier 3 sponsor.

Tickets for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012 go on sale in 2011 and between now and then, Ticketmaster will work with LOCOG on its ongoing ticketing strategy and planning before assisting in the set-up and running of the ticket sales process. Over nine million tickets will be on sale for both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

LOCOG Commercial Director, Chris Townsend commented, “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Ticketmaster onboard – this is a crucial appointment, following a rigorous tendering process. When tickets go on sale in 2011, we’ll need a reliable solution and a team of world-class ticketing experts in place, ensuring we manage demand and deliver a first class customer service. Ticketmaster has a wealth of experience in delivering ticketing for major sporting events – including Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cups and theWorld Twenty20.”

Chris Edmonds, managing director of Ticketmaster UK said “Ticketmaster UK is immensely proud to have been selected as the official ticketing partner for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. After a comprehensive bidding process this achievement is a hugely exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our employees to work on an Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in their home country. We will work closely with LOCOG to provide a ticketing solution engineered to match the needs of the greatest sporting event in the world.”

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