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04 Mar 2002
IOC News , Press Release

IOC Appoints Ticketmaster as Official Ticket Systems Sponsor for 2004 Olympic Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (4 March 2002) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced today the appointment of Ticketmaster, as the Official Ticket Systems Sponsor for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing and access company, will provide turnkey ticketing solutions for the Summer Games in 2004.

"The delivery of a ticketing program is one of the most critical areas for the ultimate success of an Olympic Games. The complex issues surrounding the development of a ticket management system requires expertise and experienced professionals, and as such, we are pleased to appoint Ticketmaster as the most experienced company in the field of
ticketing operations", said Michael Payne, IOC Marketing Director.

Tickets will go on sale for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the second quarter of 2003.

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