Sports upper classes nab tickets for Olympics men’s 100m final
ENTHUSED by the London Olympics yet? Got your tickets for the mens 100 metres final? Are you one of the lucky 29,000 people who scored a ticket for the big event, the one everyone wants to see? Or maybe you’re one of the 61,000 elite who got a ticket for that showpiece race, a member of sports upper classes – the media, officials, fans related to IOC wonks or those of you working with a corporation or Olympic sponsor that makes those healthy sugary snacks and fizzy drinks?
In all, just 36% of the stadium’s seats will be filled by members of what the elite call “the public”. Thanks to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog), you have been stiffed.
Enjoy the London Olympics that you paid to stage. But like all the other Games, you’ll be watching it on the telly.