Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

To Catch A Cheat

Sir Steve Redgrave reveals in an interview, published by Bloomberg. com, that he is “disappointed” at only getting four tickets for next year’s Olympic Games in London. Two of the tickets are for synchronized swimming and two for basketball. “We didn’t get tickets to go and see things as a family,” says Sir Steve in the interview. Of course, he does not have to worry about the tickets for the Olympic rowing regatta at Eton's Dorney Lake, as he is working for the media and that way will have access to the rowing.

It is a well-known fact that the British Olympic organizing committee, Locog, has run into major problems selling the tickets for the London Games.

During the last few days there have also been discussions in Great Britain whether or not athletes who have use banned drugs in the past will be allowed to compete at sports events, like the Olympic Games. In an earlier interview, Sir Steve said that he wholeheartedly stands by the British Olympic Association’s Eligibility by-law which aims to exclude athletes who intentionally dope from being selected to compete for Great Britain. Read the article by clicking here.

(Sir Steve was talking at a media briefing event on behalf of Prestige Ticketing Ltd, the exclusive in-venue hospitality partner for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.)

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