Re: Olympic 2012 Tickets
A friend of mine has a son who is doing very well at Badminton and is already being thought of as a future prospect to represent his country. My friend spends a lot of time (and money) transporting his son to and from matches, training etc.
He really wanted to let his son see some of the world's best players and so, applied for tickets. Guess what? Nada, nil, zilch, zero.
This guy makes a lot of sacrifice to help his lad and I think that people and families like his should be given a bit of priority.
This is just some anecdotal evidence and I'm sure there are thousands of families like this up and down the UK. Many of our future champion prospects can't get anywhere near the place.
So where is the encouragement as in the Olympic Movement?
Frankly, I think the Olympic ideals no longer apply.