BOA deny Team GB ploy
BRITISH Olympic chiefs have hit back at suggestions their much-ridiculed announcement that an “historic agreement” had been reached for a Team GB football team at next year’s Games was a ploy to shift tickets.
Tuesday’s announcement was widely taken to mean that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had joined England in supporting the plans – something the Celtic nations wasted no time in rubbishing. London 2012 chiefs still have 1.7m tickets left for the football competition, which will go on sale again tomorrow, sparking they are merely trying to drum up interest.
But Andy Hunt, chief executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA), said: “There is absolutely no connection whatsoever between the timing of the announcement.”
The Football Association (FA), meanwhile, insists their colleagues at the other home nations have been involved in discussions and given their consent.