Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The London Olympics

I'm afraid that I was not surprised to hear that our Olympic Games organising committee had oversold tickets for the synchronised swimming by 100,000! 

I do not know who devised the ticket allocation system but when you are actively trying to prevent the public from getting the good tickets then everything is bound to get over complicated. It is therefore no surprise that when you are juggling tickets for politicians, civil servants, corporate bodies, sponsors, visiting foreign dignitaries and your own relations then something is bound to get fouled up.

These Games are on the verge of becoming farcical which is a shame when you appreciate the huge efforts that our competitors and their families and coaches make to get them to the starting line. Whatever happened to first come first served with the only preference given to the competitors and their friends and family?

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