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“We have a very good working relationship with the trade union movement,” he said. “I feel no broadly based instinct for people to want to damage the biggest moment in the lives of all sorts of people in this country whether they’re unionized or not.

“We will never insert ourselves in industrial relations, but my instinct is that we will get where we need to get to.”

Coe said the next round of Olympic ticket sales will take place in May — with 2.5 million tickets, including 1.5 million for soccer, available. Anyone who failed to secure any tickets in previous rounds will get a 24-hour window before the remaining tickets go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Whether it’s domestic or internationally, I don’t think there’s ever been a demand for Olympic tickets of this order or magnitude,” Coe said.