2012 olympics tickets – quick poll

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  • 2012 olympics tickets – quick poll
  • Premier Icon flebby
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    so, who on here has applied and what have you applied for.

    just being nosy.

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    Nada. Don’t care, as it’s on TV. Never, ever, ever could understand why London wanted the Olympics.

    Nope, not applied for any tickets – I’ll watch it on telly.

    ahwiles
    Member

    have you seen the price of the tickets?

    😯

    (would love to watch the bmx finals, but don’t have any spare gold bars lying around)

    edit: and i’m only worried about me, as nickf points out; imagine taking a family of 4…

    nickf
    Member

    Prices are just mental – can’t afford to take the family to anthing I want to watch. S’pose I could go to the first heats of something obscure, but why bother?

    Premier Icon thebunk
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    ahwiles, where can I buy gold bars for 20 quid?! Have applied for:

    Canoeing, BMX, Mountain Bikes, Atheletics and the closing ceremony. About 8 sessions (and probably 16 discipline finals). I don’t even like canoeing but am really excited by the whole thing!

    Assuming we get everything we applied for, it’ll be around £400 for two of us. It’s a lot of money sure, but not a mad obscene amount for a once in a lifetime thing.

    If I’m ever going to see the Olympics in my lifetime, in won’t be in the rain, in London, or anywhere else where it will be prohibitively expensive to buy tickets.

    higgo
    Member

    Not me.
    I’m not from London and don’t much fancy being blown up.

    yunki
    Member

    none for me either.. I’m not from London and don’t much fancy the possibility of bumping into elfinsafety..

    chewkw
    Member

    Nope. Watch them on telly … 😆

    ahwiles
    Member

    £20 for a ‘D’ ticket?

    and how much do you think i’ll see with a ‘D’ ticket?

    chewkw
    Member

    Tickets are meant for tourists.

    😆

    I’m not from London and don’t much fancy the possibility of bumping into elfinsafety..

    You’d have to pay many, many times more for that privilege…

    chewkw
    Member

    Elfinsafety – Member

    I’m not from London and don’t much fancy the possibility of bumping into elfinsafety..

    You’d have to pay many, many times more for that privilege…

    Someone wants to bump Elfinsafety … 😆

    Premier Icon beej
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    Applied for 3 track cycling sessions and the BMX finals. I’m not holding out much hope of getting anything though.

    I have it on good authority certain local organisations will be getting some freebies, so I’m holding out for those. Useful to know people working for Newham Council’s Olympic Junket team… 😉

    Since the Olympic legacy will probably be my footie team being put out of business I won’t be buying any

    bensales
    Member

    I was going to get some for the cycling track sessions, but I don’t have a Visa credit card, and I refuse to use my Visa debit card for any online transactions.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    £20 for a ‘D’ ticket?

    and how much do you think i’ll see with a ‘D’ ticket?

    In a modern stadium, everything probably. In the Millennium Stadium for example almost every seat is good. I’d have thought at track cycling it’d be pretty easy to see everything.

    I hope to be going but I haven’t booked tickets yet.

    never even watch it on the telly so why would I pay silly prices to go to that London?

    djc1245
    Member

    Have applied for 4 mtb and two track cycling tickets. Didn’t want to apply for too many in case i got them all, then it would cost me a small fortune, might go and watch the road race

    hh45
    Member

    Mens MTb and two sessions on Velodrome. Max outlay (3 tickets for each) is £500 or £167 each for c 9 hours entertainment, once in a lifetime etc. I’ll also ride down to Surrey to watch the roadies for free.

    Someone I know has applied for £9,000’s worth but he is a bit sport mad. He goes to every England footie game and went to SA for a month to watch last footie world cup. I live 2 miles from the Olympic Park, love cycling and have never been in a velodrome. I can watch stuff on telly any time.

    some people here do have a miserable attitude but then we know that already.

    restless
    Member

    i have applied for the opening ceremony and the first swimming event, the following day, as this has the ‘kids pay their age’ price band too.
    i don’t normally watch sporting events, but thought it would be a good experience for the kids.
    i don’t live anywhere near london either, so would have to find somewhere to stay over too, which would probably cost more than the tickets.

    don simon
    Member

    I’m due to start queueing for the Madrid 2016 tickets next week, I should be the first. TV for me, much better coverage and without a VIP pass why would I want to mix with the commoners?

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    i don’t live anywhere near london either, so would have to find somewhere to stay over too, which would probably cost more than the tickets

    just imagine how much a tank of petrol will cost by summer 2012 too…3 quid a litre? 4 quid? 7 quid?
    who knows.

    Premier Icon nickb
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    I’ve applied for a pretty broad selection of events (athletics, track cycling, mountain biking, tennis, rowing), but the tickets are rumoured to be 10x oversubscribed, so I’m not expecting to get too much! However, as said above, it’s a once in a lifetime thing, so happy to spend a couple of hundred quid or so on seeing some of it live, and watching lots more on the TV.

    One of the road cycling events almost passes my house (I could probably see it from my sons bedroom window), so I think we’ll make the effort to walk over to the local park* for that one!

    *Bushy Park, if you’re interested!

    Zoolander
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    Men’s mtb and will try for something in the velodrome although dont fancy my chances on that. Will watch the road ride as a freebie as well

    NikNak7890
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    The time trial passes my mate’s house, so we’ll probably have BBQ and beers whilst watching it then ride home.

    retro83
    Member

    Mountain biking and BMX.

    loddrik
    Member

    Unless Liverpool (FC) are taking part, the Olympics are of absolutely no interest whatsoever…

    Weasel
    Member

    As quoted earlier my credit card isn’t Visa, and I’m not put tickets on my Visa debit card, and it would only have been for the mountain biking.

    I’d add that a lot of people I know didn’t want the Olympics and to be paying for the ‘privilege’ via their council tax here in London.

    Premier Icon 16stonepig
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    Grumble grumble. Bush of miseries…

    I’ve applied for mens MTBing. Might think about some velodrome stuff as well.

    I’m also going to be riding down to Box Hill for the roadies.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    I’ve applied for 4 track tickets (team pursuit finals session) and 4 BMX finals (nephew wants to go and I figured good chance of seeing some crashes…). Came to £900 🙁 but assuming I probably won’t get any of them allocated. Chances are I’ll just go down to watch the road race for free. It’s a rip-off but also a once-in-a-lifetime thing so I figured I may as well.

    Premier Icon flebby
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    interesting….
    i dont really see the attraction with the opening/closing ceremony and also find it a cheek that they charge for it. its not sport so it should be free.

    yes i think we have established that its cheaper to stay home and watch it on TV, and this is what i had planned to do….but the MTB’ing is just down the road so applied for that (both Sat and Sunday, BTW whats everyone elses problem with going to watch the ladies ride? Its just as good if not better ;))

    Also then decided to request a couple of the track sessions too, seems kind of strange to commute past the place every day but never actually go in!

    Other than that i’ve gone for one of the badminton sessions, only one ticket mind you, as i dont know anyone who would want to go with me lol 🙁

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    We’ve applied for some velodrome events and the BMX finals.

    I’ll be chuffed if I get any, but I’d rather not miss it if possible, we’ll never get the chance again!

    And I can’t see why you wouldn’t apply with a Visa debit card, what’s the problem???

    Flaperon
    Member

    Not applied – mainly on principle of only being allowed to use Visa to pay. I have Visa cards, but think this is an appalling precedent to set.

    finbar
    Member

    OPening ceremony and 100m sprint final day. Nosebleed seats for both, they’re not so expensive (£50 and £25 iirc).

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    never even watch it on the telly so why would I pay silly prices to go to that London bother commenting on this thread?

    Good question, I don’t know.

    clubber
    Member

    Miserable feckers 🙄

    I’ll be applying, just haven’t decided what for yet – probably track cycling, road racing, rowing and something random. I think it’ll be great.

    Premier Icon Rich_s
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    Miserable feckers

    I think it’ll be great.

    Hear hear!

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