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If you don't want to go into the Ticketmaster ballot for tickets to the Olympic Games 2012 and you have some spare change, you will be able to buy tickets through Thomas Cook as a Games Break package from 8.00 am on 15 March.

http://www.thomascooklondon2012.com/

I have just had a look at the packages!

The opening and closing ceremony Games Break package including accomodation cost between 6.5K and 13K per person!

At these prices, I think I will take my chances in the Ticketmaster ballot.
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1 Like #1
crazy money.........another reason for not having it in london
#2
is it me or does the logo look like an advert for a gay orgee , is this an event at the games!
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Just what we need during a recession. Expensive tickets for an outrageously expensive Olympic games. What a total waste of money. So cold that hell has frozen over.
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Just what we need during a recession. Expensive tickets for an outrageously expensive Olympic games. What a total waste of money. So cold that hell has frozen over.


The packages don't seem too bad for me. The big cost is the accommodation aspect of it - and that was always going to be high regardless of recession or not.

It clearly won't be a waste of money to everyone - most of the tickets will sell.

You didn't want the olympics in London, we get it, why not just give it a rest now that it 100% definitely is going to be in London and there's nothing you can do about it instead of souring the experience? Same applies to everyone else but I won't hold my breath - if only moaning was an olympic sport...
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Just what we need during a recession. Expensive tickets for an outrageously expensive Olympic games. What a total waste of money. So cold that hell has frozen over.


The packages don't seem too bad for me. The big cost is the accommodation aspect of it - and that was always going to be high regardless of recession or not.

It clearly won't be a waste of money to everyone - most of the tickets will sell.

You didn't want the olympics in London, we get it, why not just give it a rest now that it 100% definitely is going to be in London and there's nothing you can do about it instead of souring the experience? Same applies to everyone else but I won't hold my breath - if only moaning was an olympic sport...

Where they hold them in the UK doesn't matter but such a complete waste of our money is well worth moaning about. I'd far rather that France had won the bid then we wouldn't have to waste taxpayer's money on them.
#6
Its always the same at any olympic games or major sporting event, its part of the contract that stadiums need to be half full due to local people being unable to afford the games, as it gives commentators something to talk about.

Sue Barker: The stadium here is only got 400 people in it, thats a little disapointing, of course the tickets were priced so locals couldn't afford them. The average cost of a ticket to watch handball was £200, thats an average weekly wage for most Londoners.

Same during the world cup, Beijing olympics

Personally I'm applying for two £20 tickets for a football prelim at Old Trafford, 30 minutes from my house and two matches

R
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Where they hold them in the UK doesn't matter but such a complete waste of our money is well worth moaning about. I'd far rather that France had won the bid then we wouldn't have to waste taxpayer's money on them.


I have to agree TBH, How many Hospitals and Police stations would the money spent on the Olympics keep open? :)


Edited By: nilrem on Mar 15, 2011 09:13
#8
The amount of money that has been ploughed into the Londons Sports Day is atrociuos.

The money would have been better spent on so many other things!
#9
only accept visa, what a bunch of ****
#10
chrisgcox3
only accept visa, what a bunch of ****


That's because visa sponsor the olympics.

Shame so many people are purely fixated on money - the olympics being in this country will bring a large amount of inspiration. motivation and happiness to people here, something that's priceless in my opinion.

This is the major reason I'm emigrating actually. When you see coverage of people in Australia and New Zealand who have lost everything but are happy and smiling, I just try and imagine what it would be like in Britain. Misery, moaning and depression is my guess. Money isn't everything - I just wish more people would realise that.

Edited By: callum9999 on Mar 15, 2011 13:03
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callum9999
chrisgcox3
only accept visa, what a bunch of ****


That's because visa sponsor the olympics.

Shame so many people are purely fixated on money - the olympics being in this country will bring a large amount of inspiration. motivation and happiness to people here, something that's priceless in my opinion.

This is the major reason I'm emigrating actually. When you see coverage of people in Australia and New Zealand who have lost everything but are happy and smiling, I just try and imagine what it would be like in Britain. Misery, moaning and depression is my guess. Money isn't everything - I just wish more people would realise that.

Sorry but I like many other people feel that the money would be far better spent on more important things. Personally I just don't care whether one person can run or jump a little better than someone else especially when I see poverty around me.

Good luck with your emigration. I agree with you that Britain is a miserable place but I think that that is largely due to the last government and its overregulation of everything and them creating a Big Brother surveillance society. We aren't allowed to enjoy ourselves any more but I suppose that that is a discussion for elsewhere.
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chrisgcox3
only accept visa, what a bunch of ****


That's because visa sponsor the olympics.

Shame so many people are purely fixated on money - the olympics being in this country will bring a large amount of inspiration. motivation and happiness to people here, something that's priceless in my opinion.

This is the major reason I'm emigrating actually. When you see coverage of people in Australia and New Zealand who have lost everything but are happy and smiling, I just try and imagine what it would be like in Britain. Misery, moaning and depression is my guess. Money isn't everything - I just wish more people would realise that.

Sorry but I like many other people feel that the money would be far better spent on more important things. Personally I just don't care whether one person can run or jump a little better than someone else especially when I see poverty around me.

Good luck with your emigration. I agree with you that Britain is a miserable place but I think that that is largely due to the last government and its overregulation of everything and them creating a Big Brother surveillance society. We aren't allowed to enjoy ourselves any more but I suppose that that is a discussion for elsewhere.


I do see where you are coming from but I think you are too quick to dismiss this as a "waste of money". It will bring in large amounts of tourism (during and well after the games), it's a huge PR campaign for the country - billions of people will be talking about/watching/listening to exclusively positive events happening here in the UK. It could improve health and encourage more to get fit and active (I know that's easy to dismiss but even now around my area, olympic themed/inspired sporting events are becoming pretty popular) - thus decreasing strain on the NHS and I'm sure there are many other benefits as well.

I know it's hard to quantify happiness against things like education and health funding, but I still think the positive impact on the games being hosted here on millions of people is worth a lot in itself.

Thanks, I've chosen the country that's pretty much the hardest in the world to emigrate to, I'm gonna need it! - but I don't agree that's why it's a miserable place. I think it's because of the general attitude of the people. The British have a worldwide reputation for moaning and being negative, and many other countries have exactly the same "nanny state" regulations and "big brother surveillance" as we do, yet they (on the whole - these are just stereotypes) are positive and have a good outlook on life. Even people living in third world countries look happier than people here half the time!
#13
callum9999
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callum9999
chrisgcox3
only accept visa, what a bunch of ****


That's because visa sponsor the olympics.

Shame so many people are purely fixated on money - the olympics being in this country will bring a large amount of inspiration. motivation and happiness to people here, something that's priceless in my opinion.

This is the major reason I'm emigrating actually. When you see coverage of people in Australia and New Zealand who have lost everything but are happy and smiling, I just try and imagine what it would be like in Britain. Misery, moaning and depression is my guess. Money isn't everything - I just wish more people would realise that.

Sorry but I like many other people feel that the money would be far better spent on more important things. Personally I just don't care whether one person can run or jump a little better than someone else especially when I see poverty around me.

Good luck with your emigration. I agree with you that Britain is a miserable place but I think that that is largely due to the last government and its overregulation of everything and them creating a Big Brother surveillance society. We aren't allowed to enjoy ourselves any more but I suppose that that is a discussion for elsewhere.


I do see where you are coming from but I think you are too quick to dismiss this as a "waste of money". It will bring in large amounts of tourism (during and well after the games), it's a huge PR campaign for the country - billions of people will be talking about/watching/listening to exclusively positive events happening here in the UK. It could improve health and encourage more to get fit and active (I know that's easy to dismiss but even now around my area, olympic themed/inspired sporting events are becoming pretty popular) - thus decreasing strain on the NHS and I'm sure there are many other benefits as well.

I know it's hard to quantify happiness against things like education and health funding, but I still think the positive impact on the games being hosted here on millions of people is worth a lot in itself.

Thanks, I've chosen the country that's pretty much the hardest in the world to emigrate to, I'm gonna need it! - but I don't agree that's why it's a miserable place. I think it's because of the general attitude of the people. The British have a worldwide reputation for moaning and being negative, and many other countries have exactly the same "nanny state" regulations and "big brother surveillance" as we do, yet they (on the whole - these are just stereotypes) are positive and have a good outlook on life. Even people living in third world countries look happier than people here half the time!

Maybe you should think of it this way. :- Look upon moaning as an art form at which we Brits excel. ;)

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