• Short Summary

    Tickets for the 1976 Olympic Games went on sale in Canada on Monday (5 May) and there was an immediate scramble for them.

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    Tickets for the 1976 Olympic Games went on sale in Canada on Monday (5 May) and there was an immediate scramble for them.

    A box office official in Montreal who tried to pacify those who were unable to get any tickets after standing in the queue for hours was met with a torrent of abuse.

    This is, perhaps, just the beginning of dissatisfaction among sports fans wanting to watch the gala of sport events. Europe and the rest of the world are likely to join in the queue unsuccessfully.

    A leading British sports magazine reported that 85 per cent of the total of 5.4 million tickets available (less those of VIPs and competitors) are being reserved for Canada and the United States, leaving just 15 per cent for the rest of the world.

    The magazine went on to say that of this figure, Europe will receive seven and a half per cent which could mean that for example, no more than 600 Britons may receive sufficient tickets to watch the entire Games.

    The official reason for the allocation is that it is based on the population of each country, per capita income, number of competitors and the number of tourists from that country to visit quebec in 1973.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NELRHIKD28U93X7RH9J5OJOH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NELRHIKD28U93X7RH9J5OJOH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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