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10,000 London Olympics tickets provided for British troops

11-12-2010 09:58 BJT

LONDON, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that they will provide up to 10,000 tickets for British servicemen and women and their families.

London 2012 will be working with the organisation "Tickets for Troops", which was established in 2009 and since then has provided over 200,000 tickets to top sporting, cultural, entertainment and cultural events to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Samantha Cameron, wife to the Prime Minister and Tickets for Troops patron, welcomed the news by saying "it is fantastic that so many of our heroic troops will be able to cheer on our sporting heroes at the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012."

LOCOG Chairman Sebastian Coe said that "the Games are rightly a source of great national pride - as are those who serve in the forces and I look forward to seeing some of them at the Games in the summer of 2012."

All serving members of HM Forces, and all those medically discharged from the Forces since the commencement of military action in Afghanistan in 2001 are eligible to register for tickets with Tickets for Troops via www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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