Olympic Official ‘Willing to Sell Tickets to Black Market’

Source: BBC News, 22nd May 2012

A senior Olympic official was willing to sell thousands of pounds worth of 2012 tickets for cash, a BBC investigation has revealed.

Volodymyr Gerashchenko, of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), told a reporter posing as a UK tout he would have up to 100 tickets to sell.

It is a criminal offence, punishable by fines of up to £20,000, to sell London 2012 tickets to touts.

Mr Gerashchenko claimed he had “never planned to sell tickets in the UK”.