Monday, 22 February 2010

Another Olympic Benefit Nobbled

We know already that it's going to cost far more than it should have done, not create many local jobs, not give us facilities that can be used (as they're mostly unsuitable), but at least we, as the people who pay for it will get priority on the tickets, right? Right?

EU ruling leaves Britons facing battle for tickets
But Telegraph Sport has been told that Britons will not have any exclusive access to the tickets, nor any advance purchase opportunities. 
On a political level there are approaches being made to see if there is any possibility of reserving a percentage of tickets for the British public, but early indications appear that any such move would contravene the European Union act.
Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, said on Tuesday: "The reality is we signed the European Union act in 1971, we are part of the European political landscape and my instinct is that the tickets have to be made available to Europe at the same time as Britain.''
So, are there any good reasons for us having these games?

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