Sunday 26 June 2011

Two tickets for the 100m qualifiers

I found out which tickets I've got for the Olympics this week.

I have to say I've done pretty well by getting tickets for the athletics qualifying session on 4 August which includes the 100m.

If you told me 3 months ago this is all I'd get, I would have been really disappointed; but now I'm beginning to appreciate just how lucky I am.

I wanted to apply for tickets in Friday's second round of applications but couldn't because I'd already got tickets in the first.

If there's one good thing you can say about the ticketing controversy it's that at least all the events are going to be played out in front of packed crowds. And that applies to such minority of minority sports like handball.

The demand for tickets has been unprecedented and in comparison to previous Olympics, it's looking like 2012 will be the best attended ever.

Despite my good fortune I'm still unhappy with the ticketing process. There's been a lack of transparency and a clear explanation on how the tickets have been allocated.

Even though we've been told that all the tickets have sold out, there's still a third round of ticket sales taking place at the beginning of next year. There's meant to be a further 1 million available but mainly for football, which I have no interest in seeing, and other events like volleyball, and boxing.

With almost no chance of getting any other tickets, I know I'm going to saviour every minute of the 4 hours I'll be spending in the Olympic stadium next summer.

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