Re: Olympic 2012 Tickets
There was a story on the front page of the Sunday Times (I'd post a link, but it'll be behind the paywall) to the effect that 8000 tickets for the 100-metres final (and 8000 tickets for the opening ceremony), have been withheld from sale to the public.
Before anyone starts leaping up and down decrying a bias towards corporate interests, the tickets are to be made available to the public next year. (There's a suspicion that this has been done to get people buying tickets for less-popular events.) Apparently tickets to other blue riband Olympic events ( * recalls a brand of margarine from his youth * ) will also be put on the market in 2012.