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  1. Just the ticket- organisers make life so easy

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Queuing overnight outside Hong Kong Stadium for tickets to watch overseas teams is not uncommon. When football giants such as Real Madrid, Manchester United or the Brazilian national team came to Hong Kong, thousands of fans waited anxiously at the stadium to get tickets days or weeks before the match. 'This is going to change,' HKFA chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730157/just-ticket-organisers-make-life-so-easy
  2. Sport - 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP

    Suspect in World Cup ticket scalping ring Ray Whelan hands himself over to Brazil court

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Rio de Janeiro Suspect in World Cup ticket scalping ring hands himself over to Brazil police Ray Whelan, the fugitive chief executive of a Swiss hospitality company implicated in an investigation into the illegal resale of VIP World Cup tickets, surrendered to a Rio de Janeiro court on Monday, a court spokeswoman said. Whelan gave himself up to the Rio de Janeiro-state justice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554624/suspect-world-cup-ticket-scalping-ring-ray-whelan-hands-himself-over-brazil-court
  3. Ticket scalpers still setting a hot pace at venues

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo As Olympic medal rivalry reached fever pitch following the start of the athletics events, ticket scalping at Games venues also heated up despite repeated warnings that selling tickets for profit was illegal. It could not be easier to spot the scalpers outside major Games venues in Beijing, though most prefer to exchange money and tickets away from the eyes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649525/ticket-scalpers-still-setting-hot-pace-venues
  4. Tickets for favourite events sell out in hours

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Choi Chi-yuk Tickets for popular Olympic events were snapped up within hours of the sales booths opening yesterday, during the fourth round of ticket sales in Beijing. By 4pm, tickets for gymnastics, diving and synchronised swimming- sports in which Chinese teams are traditionally favourites- had all been bought by enthusiastic fans who had queued for two nights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646654/tickets-favourite-events-sell-out-hours
  5. Tempers flare in queue for last batch of Games tickets

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... of Olympics tickets going on sale today. Amid the queues, a Hong Kong-based television network claimed, a crew was detained by police and requested to erase a video clip taken of a brawl. Now Broadband TV accused mainland police of meddling with press freedoms after its reporter and cameraman were stopped while covering a quarrel over queueing at one of the ticketing spots, where more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646550/tempers-flare-queue-last-batch-games-tickets
  6. Scalpers targeted in two-day clampdown

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing police swooped on Paralympic ticket scalpers near the Olympic Green this week, detaining 134 people in two operations that surprised many who had found tickets readily available through legitimate outlets. Police sources said 99 scalpers had been picked up and 969 tickets confiscated on Wednesday after a similar raid on Tuesday in which 35 scalpers were arrested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652320/scalpers-targeted-two-day-clampdown
  7. Despite the risks, touts are still in the game

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The tout at the other end of the phone line, who identified himself only as Mr Chen, was persuasive in his response to questions about the price of a ticket to a women's ... would ask for some other tickets. If you really want to buy, we can meet to negotiate a bit,' the man said. Mr Chen's adverts- posted on 263.com, a major lifestyle portal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648339/despite-risks-touts-are-still-game
  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Swire Travel sorry for selling 'fake' World Cup tickets

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Firm sorry for selling 'fake' World Cup tickets A Hong Kong travel agency has apologised for a batch of "fake" World Cup tickets ... of "problematic barcodes" on their tickets. They were among a group of 17 financial planners who were awarded the trip to watch the World Cup in Brazil by their employer Convoy Financial Services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552300/swire-travel-sorry-selling-fake-world-cup-tickets
  9. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong financial planners barred from World Cup semi-final over ‘fake’ tickets

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:13pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Lai Ying-kit amy.nip@scmp.com yingkit.lai@scmp.com Travel company which sold tickets as part of package apologises and says it has asked the source of the 'fakes', which it refused to identify, to explain HK staff barred over 'fake' World Cup tickets Four financial planners on an incentive trip to the soccer World Cup in Brazil were refused entry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551485/hong-kong-financial-planners-barred-world-cup-semi-final-over-fake
  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    On the run: Fifa partner executive flees ticket sales arrest

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:25am

    ... services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel on Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said. Police launched a manhunt ... Whelan is accused of being involved with a scalping network that has sold thousands of tickets worth millions of dollars, going back to the 2002 World Cup. Whelan, who denies the charges, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1551768/run-fifa-partner-executive-flees-ticket-sales-arrest

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