The Anonymous Widower

The Fake Sheikh Strikes Again

With the demise of the News of the World, the fake sheikh, Mazher Mahmood,  seems to have struck again for its sister paper The Sunday Times. It’s reported here on the BBC.

The Sunday Times alleges, during a two-month investigation in which reporters posed as Middle Eastern ticket touts, it found corruption involving people representing 54 separate countries.

Note the Middle Eastern ticket touts!

Obviously, these tickets weren’t distributed correctly, but then that had nothing to do with the London organisers. Yet again, Olympic rules are framed to feather the nests of members of the Olympic family.

I haven’t received my Sunday Times yet, but it will be explosive reading. They do name some of the countries on their web site and the list contains the usual suspects. The BBC reports that the Greeks actually asked for more tickets, because they had siold so many.   This is from the BBC report.

Accusations include an allegation a member of the Greek Olympics Committee said he had “persuaded” Lord Coe, chairman of the London organising committee, Locog, to give Greece more tickets on the pretext demand had outstripped supply.

So did the Germans fund all of these Greeks to come to London?

I hope LOCOG trace the tickets that went to these countries and withdraw them, so that suckers will pay thousands of pounds for a worthless piece of card.  There’s a fat chance of that.

After all the BBC has already exposed someone from Ukraine in this report.

June 17, 2012 - Posted by | News, Sport | , , , ,

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