Dominic Fitzsimmons
Aug 15, 2008

Sponsors raise Olympics Green concerns

BEIJING - Olympic partners concerned by a lack of foot traffic on the Olympic Green are pushing BOCOG to provide day tickets to the sponsors area to increase visitor numbers.

“One thing you can’t organize is a buzz, and the Olympic Green is a relatively buzz-free zone. This Olympics has had the fun organised out of it,” said a senior marketing executive who represents several key Olympic sponsors though he paid tribute to the Games from a logistical point of view.

The Olympic Green is off-limits to anyone without an event ticket - “and they’re all at events, so there’s no crowd milling about,” said...

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