Olympics minister says ticket demands unreasonable


LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Olympics minister says it's unreasonable to give a full accounting of ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics right now.

Olympics minister Hugh Robertson spoke Friday came a day after a London watchdog group demanded that games organizers clearly show how sales break down between expensive and affordable tickets.

Critics have sought the data to see if a disproportionate number of tickets have been sold at higher prices -- shutting out average people who can't pay prices up to $2,012 per ticket.

But Robertson says the request is unfair because organizers are in the middle of a "very big, complicated ticketing operation." He says the time for a full accounting will come once all the ticket sales are complete.

The 2012 London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.