The London 2012 organising committee has been criticised for a “smoke and mirrors approach” to Olympic ticket sales after figures revealed a significant number were obtained by VIPs rather than the public and some were not distributed evenly across individual price bands.
Statistics released by Locog show that only 24.2% of the 4,362 tickets available for the men’s triathlon, won by Britain’s Alistair Brownlee, went to the public, while only 322 tickets were available in the cheapest price bracket for the final night of track cycling at the velodrome.
When you’ve got politicians and bureaucrats spending other peoples’ money, what does anyone actually expect to happen?
Quite, all the desirable seats will be preferentially allocated to the politicians and bureaucrats. In exactly the same manner that all of the edible bits of animals were allocated to Communist Party bigwigs in the Soviet system.
That’s just what happens when you’ve got the scum doing the allocating. Quite why this should surprise anyone is beyond me.