LONDON - London's mayor has secured funding to give away
125,000 free tickets to local school children for the 2012
Mayor Boris Johnson says the deal means one in eight students
will be able to attend Olympic events for free.
London's Olympic organizing committee had already made 50,000
tickets available to the mayor for city schools. The committee
agreed Thursday that an extra 75,000 tickets will also be funded by
its hospitality program.