Today the athletics schedule and pricing came out for the London olympics. I am the least sporty person going in terms of participation but I love to watch athletics. We have been toying with the idea of getting good tickets ( for who wants to be at the back of the wrong side of the stadium for the 100 m?) for the whole tournament and making the olympics our summer holiday. Much as we did for the athletics and rugby at the Manchester commonwealth games.
Then today I found out that the best seats for the whole of the tournament would cost us £11,550 for ticket alone plus accommodation.
Are they having a laugh?
I shall be watching ( with close ups, replays and helpful commentary and no travel problems ) from my sofa for free.
Who exactly are they marketing to? Oil sheiks?