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Olympics organisers cracking down on resale of tickets

Published:Thursday | January 15, 2015 | 2:28 PM

The Brazilian organisers of the 2016 Olympics say they will impose large fines on anyone involved in the resale of tickets distributed by national Olympic committees.



This is an attempt to crack down on ticket scalping.



Ticket scalping occurs at most Olympics and it was a problem at last year's World Cup in Brazil.



National Olympic committees receive tickets, some of which are sold legally and wind up in package deals.



Organisers of the Rio de Janeiro Games say fines for resale of those tickets could reach 100 times the face value of the tickets.



The policy applies only to tickets distributed by national Olympic committees.



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