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The Great London Olympics Ticket Scam: State-Sanctioned Corporate Greed Wins

by | 1st, June 2011

DID you get your tickets for the London Olympics in 2012? Did you miss out on tickets for the opening ceremony or the men’s 100 meters final. Do you know anyone who did get them? Do you work for one of the corporate sponsors or the IOC and didn’t have to go into the ballot?

Did you end up bagging seats at the canoeing and the badminton? And not cheap seats, mind, but really expensive ones that make watching a Premier League football match look like excellent value for money? Did you get lots of tickets for the wrestling?

Are you taking the kids? The tickets cost the same price as a week in a holiday camp where you can watch what you are missing while you are at the wrestling or karate on a big telly. In close up. With a commentator explaining what the hell just happened and why he won and she lost.

Do have a clue what you paid to watch? Or are you one of the 250,000 people who wanted to see the Games but were not lucky enough to get a ticket?

Or did you buy your tickets through a foreign tour operator, like German firm Dertour, as part of a holiday package? These outfits are flogging tickets for events you wanted to see. Call it old fashioned and not as go-ahead as the 2012 ticketing

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