Wednesday, June 15, 2011

While the British Miss OUT, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Muhammad al Gaddafi gets 'Hundreds" Of Olympics Tickets - 15th June 2011

Hundreds of tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games have been given to Libya, organisers have admitted.

The country's National Olympic Committee (NOC) has been given a "few hundred" passes.

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Muhammad al Gaddafi, is head of Libya's Olympic committee which will hand out the tickets.

The exact number of tickets is not known but a London 2012 spokeswoman said: "The Libyan NOC, not an individual, has been allocated a few hundred tickets which they are responsible for distributing to sports organisations and athletes within their country."

The decision is likely to lead to embarrassing questions for the British Government as the UK continues its military action against the dictator and his forces.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Zimbabwe and Burma have also received tickets.

Around one million of the total 8.8 million tickets available to the London Games were allocated to federations in foreign countries.

Col Gaddafi has been issued with an international travel ban and arrest warrant so would not be allowed to travel to the Games.

A government spokesman told Sky News: "Foreign VIPs are invited to the Games by their own country's National Olympic and Paralympic Committees. All international visitors are subject to immigration controls.

"We have regular discussions with the International Olympic Committee about matters of accreditation. Muhammad al Gaddafi is banned from entering the EU and will not be coming to the Olympic Games." Read More