Rant: London 2012 Olympics

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London 2012 Olympics

Any time I hear news about the London 2012 Olympics my eyes just roll to the back of my head and I get incredibly angry.

The latest to have that effect on me is the news that if you were lucky enough to get too many tickets through the original ballot earlier this year, come January you’ll be able to resell your tickets legitimately through London 2012’s official ticketing website to other people, at face value. This is after buyers were told, on initial release of tickets, that you wouldn’t be able to legally sell on your unwanted tickets.

Had I known this would have been the case I would have definitely gone for more tickets than I did! (I got none out of the 6 different events I tried for.) Fine, there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually be able to sell on your tickets. And you’ve only got a month to do so, but I don’t doubt that anyone trying to sell tickets will have any huge problems in actually selling them.

Then there’s the fact that there are various official ticketing agencies around the world who are able to sell tickets and still have some available. Why weren’t all the tickets only available through London 2012’s own ticketing website? Surely that would have been fairer?

ARGHHHHHH…

I could continue this rant but I think I need to stop and get on with some work. Maybe I’m bitter I didn’t get any tickets or maybe it’s just that the London fricking 2012 Olympics are feeling like a big, BIG joke. Go on, tell me I’m being a humbug-y Scrooge!

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