It's also a shame when British gold olympians can't get tickets to watch the sports they won at. I saw on the news that a gold medallist sailor and I think hockey player, both in their 70's or 80's, hadn't been able to get tickets. That's sad.
each competitor gets 2 tickets per session that they are competing in - this makes things very harsh - who do you leave behind from Mum/Dad/Spouse because sure as hell Mum and Dad supported you in order to get to this level, but you can't not have your partner with you - they would be devastated. I think that there should be 3 tickets per competitor per session but you can't expect any more really, where would the line be drawn ??