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Thousands of armed forces who have been involved in securing the London 2012 are to be given free tickets to the games. A grateful Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association has urged London 2012 organisers to pass on any empty seats to the military 'who have provided so much encouragement to the 542-strong Team GB'.
In total there are 17,000 armed force personnel involved in the Olympics, 3,500 of which were only drafted in last week after the G4S failed to deliver enough staff.
“We are hugely grateful to the troops for their support and they are doing a great job," a London 2012 spokesman said. “We have already given 10,000 tickets to the troops through our ticketshare programme and we are in the process of distributing extra tickets to troops now they are providing additional support to the Games."
Read the article here: Armed forces to be given free tickets by grateful Games organisers
on 27 July 2012