If I was younger I would be clamouring for a ticket to watch the final day of the athletics. I suppose a lot of people will be doing likewise. That makes me wonder what price the touts will be charging? Or maybe the authorities flogging the tickets have taken measures to keep them out of the hands of the touts.... I wonder?
Anyway I shall be watching most of the events on TV I hope... Saw most of the last London Olympics on cinema newsreels. Those were the days.
It may be an age thing but I am not the slightest bit interested the Olympic games. Even free tickets would not interest me. More important things going on in the world today than buying tickets for the Olympics.
"That makes me wonder what price the touts will be charging?"
It is a criminal offence to try and resell Olympic tickets for a profit on the internet or in person, and the Government has increased the fine for ticket touting from £5,000 to £20,000 although I'm sure the more organised gangs will find a way of doing it. I'm guessing the sky's the limit when it comes to the like of a final ticket for the flagship events like the 100 metres.
London and London businesses are going to see a huge financial benefit from the Games, although I can't help thinking, how are the trains, buses the Tube, the hotels and B&Bs going to cope. During the summer it's almost impossible to get a decent Hotel or B&B in London, the normal summer tourists wont stop coming just because the Games are taking place.