Some really naive people around, but I just sold my crappy tickets ordered in Spring last year to a friend so I will watch at home.
Of course they did not tell people cos as somebody said, the awful tickets were sold without the slightest clue being offered as to the general postion of the tickets if not the full details. We made a natural assumption that we would get decent seats for £420.
LOCOG never said to the public pay a vast sum of money for Grade A tickets and we will put you miles from the finish at the end of the back straight, but lucky fellow, you are right at the front. An experienced organiser of Track tours in the UK told me that his punters do NOT wish to sit at a WC in the lousy locations offered at this OG.
I assume most people here have been to other Olympics and to WC events; I have never failed to know from the organisation I have gone with a full knowledge of where I would be, what block, for the money I paid. For example for Stuttgart 93 and Athens 97 I paid second top prices for back straight opposite the finish BUT high enough up to see the overall picture.
Far superior for the rubbish seats offered by LOCOG and I absolutely refuse to believe some of the stuff on this thread about poor LOCOG would never shaft you. :lol
For Gods sake, wise up a little; this has been the most appalling example of modern commercialism at play in the sports arena and it was done quite deliberately.
You dont need A levels to work out that Thomas Cook ,as one example, of 24 sponsors, would NOT have paid millions for their seats in various venues without knowing whether or not their customers, paying the most outrageous sums of money for their "packages", would be expected to sit in the open in the shittiest positions in the Olympic Stadium. So poor old LOCOG did not realise that fans generally want to sit with a good view,
certainly not at the end of the back straight
Lets hope next years attendees in Moscow for the 2013 WC do not face this years farce.
Not bitter, just disappointed at the sheer effrontery of the LOCOG people.