LOCOG reverses Olympic shooting ticket decision
London’s Organising Committee for the Olympic Games has retracted its previous statement regarding free tickets for schoolchildren to watch the shooting events.
In a very brief statement published on the National Smallbore Rifle Association’s website, LOCOG said:
“Shooting tickets are included in the Ticketshare programme;
The Ticketshare programme includes a range of groups – schools, BOA/BPA and Tickets for Troops;
There are a small number of shooting tickets in the Ticketshare programme, and we planned to issue the tickets where the demand was greatest;
Our initial consultation with schools suggested that there wasn’t a demand for shooting tickets;
However, if schools request shooting tickets, we will provide them, subject to availability.”
The West Londoner has yet to receive a formal reply from Mayor Boris Johnson’s office regarding the Ticketshare scheme.
Ticketshare is the scheme whereby 125,000 tickets to Olympic events will be handed out to schoolchildren, servicemen and their families,and the disabled. It is not known whether LOCOG has decided to deny tickets to any other sporting events.