OCI appoint Ticketing Agency for London 2012 Games

September 17, 2007


Recognising the unprecedented levels of likely Irish interest in following and attending the 2012 Olympic Games in London the OCI undertook an extensive review and tendering process before confirming the Marcus Evans Groupp as its official agency.

The Group which is in the process of locating its European Headquarters in Dublin has extensive worldwide experience int he Conferences and Corporate Hospitality industries. Recognised as one of the world’s leading companies in these fields with over 3,000 employees in 36 countries it has considerable experience in the sporting arena where its interests include the ownership of Ipswich Town Football Club currently managed by Irish legend Roy Keane.

Working with the Marcus Evans Group the OCI will seek to secure the best possible ticket allocation for Ireland. THG Sports Tours Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marcus Evans Group will lead the marketing of this appointment on behalf of the Group, under the leadership of the UK CEO, James Sinton.

Commenting on the appointment OCI President, Pat Hickey said “this is an important appointment for the Olympic Council of Ireland. London 2012 will be virtually a home Olympics for us in Ireland and it is crucial that Irish fans receive the maximum level of servicing regarding availability of Olympic competition tickets.  With the Marcus Evans Group, we are confident that our needs will be met and that Irish fans enjoy what is going to be a superb Olympics”,

On behalf of the Marcus Evans Group Simon Clegg the former Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association and now Chief Executive of Ipswich Town Footbal Club said “We are delighted to be working with the Olympic Council of Ireland on this highly prestigious appointment. We appreicate the high level of interest there is for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and know that everyone in the whole country will want to support Team Ireland in their quest for Olympic glory”.

For further information on this appointment please call the OCI Press Officer:- Jack McGouran 0868562649 or the following websites

www.thgsportstours.com or www.olympics.ie


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