What planet is he on?

Like a lot of people I was somewhat surprised to see on the first day of London2012 that there were lots of empty seats at events including swimming, rowing, tennis and basketball, despite most folk not being able to buy tickets when they came on sale.

To add insult to injury, London 2012 chairman, Lord Coe has insisted today that Olympic venues are “stuffed to the gunnels” with sports fans.  

Is he (or does he think we are) blind?

While millions of people turned out on the streets to cheer on the cyclists (for free!), the empty seats were apparently in the accredited “Olympic family” areas – reserved for groups including officials, sports federations, athletes, journalists and sponsors.   I for one don’t think this is any kind of excuse!

Perhaps, however, he was just thinking of the beach volleyball taking place in Horse Guards Parade?  For some reason this venue was filled to capacity ….. can’t think why?!?

 

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Posted on July 29, 2012, in London2012, Olympics, Sport and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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