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    Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    http://www.tickets.london2012.com/

    Well you can't reserve/buy/preorder or do anything yet. It's just for registering interest.

    But I am well excited as the olympics will be just down the road from where I live!

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    http://www.tickets.london2012.com/

    Well you can't reserve/buy/preorder or do anything yet. It's just for registering interest.

    But I am well excited as the olympics will be just down the road from where I live!
    Same, it takes me 15 minutes by train or car to get to Stratford. Cant wait

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    How much do you think tickets will cost per event. I am sure it will be a wide range, but even very vague estimate will do (e.g. £30-300). On one hand, I am not that excited, but on the other, this is the first and for all I know only time I can attend the Olympic without travelling so I may as well do it for the experience.

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    most tickets will be under 20 GBP
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics#Ticketing

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Let me know when they start selling tickets for comfortable and television-free caves to hibernate in for the duration.

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Well, I've registered as I'd love to see some events live, but judging by my experience working for Gillette at the 1998 World Cup, I suspect most of the tickets for the blue riband events will go to the sponsors' guests and very few to the general public.

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    But I am well excited as the olympics will be just down the road from where I live!
    I bet you won't be saying that when the area becomes gridlocked during the olympics

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    I bet you won't be saying that when the area becomes gridlocked during the olympics
    Haha, true... Tubes/roads will be a nightmare. Well at least I will have an excuse for working from home for a couple of weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Let me know when they start selling tickets for comfortable and television-free caves to hibernate in for the duration.
    What is wrong with observing the world's highest quality athletes and sports(wo)men? If you are passionate about any olympic sport then you must recognise the commitment that the competitors put into representing their country... and the fact that it is happening on our doorsteps with the whole world watching doesn't excite you?

    Just out of interest what do you plan to do in a cave without TV for 2 weeks? No sports/exercise I am guessing, so just reading and sex?

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post

    Just out of interest what do you plan to do in a cave without TV for 2 weeks? No sports/exercise I am guessing, so just reading and sex?
    I would consider that as exercise

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
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    What is wrong with observing the world's highest quality athletes and sports(wo)men? If you are passionate about any olympic sport then you must recognise the commitment that the competitors put into representing their country...
    Nothing is a wrong with it if that's what floats your boat. It doesn't float mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    .... and the fact that it is happening on our doorsteps with the whole world watching doesn't excite you?
    No, it doesn't excite me. It fills me with dread at the tedium of everything going Olympic mad for weeks .... if not months. The normal TV scheduling gets disrupted to hell, and you can't turn on a news program without them droning on about it ad nauseum. Don't get me wrong, I hope the UK athletes do well and nail down a truck load of medals .... just so long as I don't have to watch them do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    .....

    Just out of interest what do you plan to do in a cave without TV for 2 weeks? No sports/exercise I am guessing, so just reading and sex?
    I'd have thought there was a gentle hint in my post. I'll repeat it to see if you can spot it


    Let me know when they start selling tickets for comfortable and television-free caves to hibernate in for the duration.



    Or, since I can't do like a bear and sleep for weeks, I'll settle for a decent supply of food and (non-alcoholic, before anyone says it) drink, air and good books. I would then quite cheerfully seal up the cave and not emerge 'til it's all over.

    Oh, and I was rooting for Paris. Or Jakarta, or somewhere. Frankly, anywhere but here.

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    On reading the terms and conditions whilst registering, it appears they are attempting to judge the size of ticket interest - oh & you'll get periodic spam from the site.

    FonZy = Hoping

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    I've pre-pre registered, quite fancy trying to get tickets for some events - if the price is reasonable!
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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    No, it doesn't excite me. It fills me with dread at the tedium of everything going Olympic mad for weeks .... if not months. The normal TV scheduling gets disrupted to hell, and you can't turn on a news program without them droning on about it ad nauseum.
    So you would prefer all the usual xfactor nonsense to be on for months instead?
    I'm sure you will be able to find a news channel with little olympic coverage (CNBC?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Or, since I can't do like a bear and sleep for weeks, I'll settle for a decent supply of food and (non-alcoholic, before anyone says it) drink, air and good books. I would then quite cheerfully seal up the cave and not emerge 'til it's all over.
    Cut off the electricity to your house, bolt your door and you can have that!

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    Re: Pre-pre-registering for Olympic Tickets is open!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    The normal TV scheduling gets disrupted to hell
    There's actually good things on TV to get disrupted??? Someone could have told me

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