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IOC Is Reviewing Sochi 2014 Ticket Sales

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Reuters reports the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is reviewing the sales process for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games following allegations of irregularities in the sale of tickets for the London 2012 Summer Games.

According to an Olympic movement source who declined to be identified, the IOC was discussing various options for Sochi, reports Reuters, but had not yet finalized a plan despite reports that the ticket process had been suspended.

The source said several interim measures were under consideration.

The IOC said that it takes the allegations very seriously, adding, "should any irregularities be proven, the organization will deal with those in an appropriate manner. The NOCs are autonomous organizations, but if any of the cases are confirmed the IOC will not hesitate to impose the strongest sanctions".

Meanwhile Sochi 2014 organizers said in a statement that tickets had yet to go on sale for their Games. "We will announce all the procedures in due time and with the approval from the IOC. It goes without saying that we will continue to work closely with the IOC on the development of our ticketing program".

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