Sydney seemd to operate a sort of lettery type thing - you put down which events you really wanted to go to, and I thing most people got at least something they put in for. I doubt it will be first come first served, so you don't have to worry yet!
Re the council tax thing - saw Mr Mayor (sorry forgotten his name - told some of you on another thread I've got a memory like a sieve and this just proves it ) says it'll be no more than 38p a week extra......that's £20 (roughly) a year extra - don't really think that's a vast amount to pay personally.
Anyhow to get back 'on topic'
I'd love to see the Athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, Horse Riding - oh well actually I'd like to see ANY of it
If they could promise £20 a year I would be happy.....
Call me cynical but ..
The dartford tunnel was to be charged until they paid for it......well charges still and going up (excuse...upkeep)
Congestion charges were a way off deterring motorists off the London street....Now being increased to £8 and possibly extended to M25 AND now they want to introduce a charge for trains during busy periods because they are getting too packed.....
I was in Sydney just before the Olympics and quite a few friends managed to get tickets for various events. A number were kept aside for 'local' people and there was a lottery type thing where you could apply for a certain number. Most people managed to get something. There were still tickets available for locals a couple of weeks before it all started which were relatively easy to come by.
I had friends who worked as volenteers therefore managed to get to see the events they were working on for nothing.