Comments on: What can London 2012 learn from Vancouver? Seb Coe answers your questions http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kev http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/comment-page-1/#comment-10153 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:28:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6148#comment-10153 Can London have more than one Olympic cauldron?
Also can you make the most of island stadium site and have flags arrive by boat? or the flame??
Can we use the Thames river in opening ceremony like
Melbourne did for commonwealth games?

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By: boneroo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/comment-page-1/#comment-10147 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:49:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6148#comment-10147 … canada is not ranked last in the winter games. (?)

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By: Jon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/comment-page-1/#comment-10146 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:46:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6148#comment-10146 I am a native of Vancouver but live in London now. The winter games are great and I hope London’s are just as good. Its been a great party these last two weeks with some great sports moments.

A lot of the tickets being scalped are comming from the major sponsors. The sponsors were given too many tickets which aren’t being used. So you either need to know someone who works for a sponsor to get them before they wind up with the scalpers. How are you going to ensure that the tickets for sponsors are used or are released to the public at face value?

The other piece of advice I have is for Seb Coe. He should use the British press as consultants as appearently they can control the weather and organise better games from their offices on the other side of the globe than the Olympic Committees.

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By: Paul http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/comment-page-1/#comment-10144 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:54:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6148#comment-10144 Its to be hoped that the tickets are available to the actual people who want to go and see the olympics, and not all bought up by ticket touts wanting to make a fast buck on them.
It is getting to a stage where the only way you can get a tickets to any gig or big sporting event is to buy them off Ebay for quadruple or even five times the actual face value, which is just plain wrong.
How are you going to ensure that this doesn’t happen when the tickets to the 2012 Olympics go on sale?

Because I can imagine it now, I personally would love to see our opening ceremony but i can see tickets being very limited and sold out within minutes, with no doubt tens of thousands of them going straight on Ebay for 10 to 20 times the actual value, I do not want to pay thousands of pounds for a ticket that should be a fraction of the price.

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By: Jezz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/comment-page-1/#comment-10143 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:53:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6148#comment-10143 I have been pretty embarrassed by our poor showing here in Vancouver, Amy Williams aside (i’m afraid her sole success will be used to mask an otherwise dismal showing)
We have pumped a fair bit of money into supporting the summer athletes, tho Canada have shown it’s no guarantee of success here in the winter version, but woeful funding of our winter athletes means we will continue to rank =last in the winter games :*(

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By: Citiboy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/25/what-can-london-2012-learn-from-vancouver-seb-coe-answers-your-questions/comment-page-1/#comment-10141 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:42:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6148#comment-10141 London had better brace itself for negative press coverage all round the world. The British media has been dishing it out to all and sundry – Atlanta, Athens and Vancouver. Revenge is a dish best served cold!

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