Olympic tickets to be flown in from the USA
Here’s the news – the Olympics are coming! Yes, in case you didn’t know, the Olympic Games are coming to That London, and some other places around the country. It’s a celebration of all things British, and should prove to be a major shot in the arm for our economy. Oh, except for the ticket-printing industry.
That’s because the ELEVEN MILLION tickets that will be doled out to slavering Olympic fans will all be printed in Fort Smith, Arkansas, The United States Of A. That’s 16 tonnes of tickets, all of which will have to be flown 4,500 miles by airfreight. They’ll then be dispatched to the lucky purchasers – who will be paying a £6.00 postage charge.
If a piece in the Evening Standard is to be believed, it could well be that some major UK ticketing companies were not even offered the chance to bid for the Olympic gig, although whether that is sour grapes is up for debate. But it seems a shame that such a large piece of work for the London Games is being outsourced abroad. Or does it? TELL US.