Olympics - London 2012

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    Jun 07, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    So is anyone going to London Olympics 2012?

    I put my bid in for tickets (literally minutes before the closing deadline) and I got allocated a grand total of....zero!

    The whole process has been rubbish basically - a lot of people have got none, and then some people I know have got most of what they bid for. I don't know why they couldn't say, OK this person has some tickets already, let's give the ones who don't have anything some - you know, spread the around a bit!

    Anyway, apparently anyone who missed out first time round (around 1 million of us) will be top of the list for the next round of tickets. I hope I can get at least ONE event - I originally bid for opening and closing ceremony, male team gymnastics, male freestyle wrestling, male diving, erm and something else where fit men get semi naked, I forget. I most want to see gymnastics.

    Anyone else?
  • kew1

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    Jun 07, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    Have you tried any of the European sites? The German site's probably getting a few UK sales after it was mentioned on the news.

    Not sure about walkiing up the road to watch the cycling. It's close but suspect it may be boring (wait, wait, gone)icon_biggrin.gif
  • ohioguy12

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    Jun 07, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    I put in a bid as well, but got zero. I wanna see basketball, swimming or track. The whole process seems confusing
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    Jun 07, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    As always, the best seat in the house for the Olympics will be the one in front of the TV. That's where I will be.
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    Jun 07, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
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  • Aquanerd

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    Jun 07, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    Don't worry about having tickets before the Games.

    I went to the 84, 92, 94,and 96 Games. Except for Atlanta, when I worked for the Organizing Committee, we never had tickets before we got there. Unless you want Finals Tickets or Opening Ceremony Tickets you will not have to pay more more than face value for them either.

    Everyone wants the Finals tickets, but prelim tickets will go unused. The Closing Ceremony tickets are usually easy to get as well, with most of them going to Corporate Sponsors, who's guest are heading to the airport to avoid the rush. It also helps if you want to see evens that the Hometown Crowd isn't interested in.

    During the Atlanta Games I needed to unload some a pair of tickets to the Men's Team Gymnastics Finals. The USA team wasn't in medal contention so the scalpers were only offering a fraction of the face value. I ended up going to Centennial Park and gave them away to a father and daughter that had just driven into town to experience the sideshow of the Olympics.

    The Side Show will be worth the trip to London, regardless of tickets. I'm sure there will be Medals Ceremonies open to the public. There will be an Arts Festival. Go during the second week. Many of the Athletes will be done and hanging out with everyone else. And a lot of the Corporate types will be burnt out on Competition.

    You will have a blast.
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    Jun 08, 2011 8:32 AM GMT
    cold saidScrew the Olympics, I would settle for a ticket to London.


    But I'm already here ^_^

    I made a boo boo, actually found out that I did get one set of tickets that I applied for, the Men's Freestyle Wrestling. Homoerotic-tastic!
  • ohioguy12

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    Jun 08, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    Aquanerd saidDon't worry about having tickets before the Games.

    I went to the 84, 92, 94,and 96 Games. Except for Atlanta, when I worked for the Organizing Committee, we never had tickets before we got there. Unless you want Finals Tickets or Opening Ceremony Tickets you will not have to pay more more than face value for them either.

    Everyone wants the Finals tickets, but prelim tickets will go unused. The Closing Ceremony tickets are usually easy to get as well, with most of them going to Corporate Sponsors, who's guest are heading to the airport to avoid the rush. It also helps if you want to see evens that the Hometown Crowd isn't interested in.

    During the Atlanta Games I needed to unload some a pair of tickets to the Men's Team Gymnastics Finals. The USA team wasn't in medal contention so the scalpers were only offering a fraction of the face value. I ended up going to Centennial Park and gave them away to a father and daughter that had just driven into town to experience the sideshow of the Olympics.

    The Side Show will be worth the trip to London, regardless of tickets. I'm sure there will be Medals Ceremonies open to the public. There will be an Arts Festival. Go during the second week. Many of the Athletes will be done and hanging out with everyone else. And a lot of the Corporate types will be burnt out on Competition.

    You will have a blast.


    Yea that's what I heard, so I'm not sweating it. I just gotta get someone to go with me.
  • germanguy888

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    Jun 08, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    I want to try to go as I will be living in Manchester (less than 3 hours by train from London for those that don't know). I wanted to get tickets but I haven't gotten any. I really want to try to buy some as I have never been to the Olympics before (but I have watched them every year on TV)
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    Jun 08, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    I decided not to attend the Olympics this time around - for the first time since 1988 (I've been to the Summer Games at Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, and Beijing). The tickets are way, WAY overpriced. It's become more and more difficult to attend each new Games (not just due to high prices), and the London committee has made some especially bad decisions.

    Athletes will be complaining about the London Olympic marathon course for decades.
  • shred_thegnar

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    Jul 17, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    Pure saidSo is anyone going to London Olympics 2012?

    I put my bid in for tickets (literally minutes before the closing deadline) and I got allocated a grand total of....zero!

    The whole process has been rubbish basically - a lot of people have got none, and then some people I know have got most of what they bid for. I don't know why they couldn't say, OK this person has some tickets already, let's give the ones who don't have anything some - you know, spread the around a bit!

    Anyway, apparently anyone who missed out first time round (around 1 million of us) will be top of the list for the next round of tickets. I hope I can get at least ONE event - I originally bid for opening and closing ceremony, male team gymnastics, male freestyle wrestling, male diving, erm and something else where fit men get semi naked, I forget. I most want to see gymnastics.

    Anyone else?


    Happened to alot of people I know during the Vancouver Olympics, luckly my family got around 24 tickets in total. Was a blast though, some of the best parts was just walking the streets and talking to people who came world wide.

    Just keep trying. Always resellers.
    Planning on going to the Sochi 2014.
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    Jul 17, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    Pure saidI originally bid for opening and closing ceremony, male team gymnastics, male freestyle wrestling, male diving, erm and something else where fit men get semi naked, I forget.

    Just put a sign outside your place advertising the "Pure Olympic Welcoming Village-- Male Athletes Only!"