I have 2 pals in the UK who are volunteer drivers for the Olympics.
One is doing the paralympics, which I love and would gladly support and go to see, if I could, but also:
I know one person who has tickets for an event he wanted to see. He doesn't say how much he paid. I also know of a family of 4 who've spent 5,000 pounds just on tickets.(jaw drops in amazement that anyone can afford this for one day of entertainment)
We looked the prices up, after hearing this as we couldn't believe they'd been so ripped off and, true enough, tickets for anything but the first days were starting at 800 pounds EACH.
What is going on? Are they ticket touts, or are the Olympics a total rip off?
Not watching UK TV means we don't get the full picture so I'd like to know more about this. Is anyone going back to see them? A few french people have asked me this question.