Olympic empty seats – get it sorted fast! … Today’s Debate

Like every office across the country, at w&h the talk at the water cooler is entirely Olympic focused today.

Just how mesmerising and fabulous was that opening ceremony? Such a spectacle and crammed-full with marvellous surprises – and, of course, in true British style, humour.

And now the medals have started to trickle in (Lizzie Armitstead got a silver in the road cycling race and Rebecca Adlington a bronze in the 400m freestyle) – hopefully the start of a flood of them over the next two weeks.

But how can it be there are so many empty seats at the venues when so many of us applied unsuccessfully for tickets and are still so desperate to see the events?

It does seem scandalous that entire rows of seats are unoccupied for sensational events, when thousands upon thousands of fans were left disappointed in the ticket lottery.

We like the suggestion of BOA president Lord Moynihan this morning, who said tickets should be put up for resale if seats remain empty for 30 minutes. If that gets the greenlight, we’re off to the Olympic Park to queue up!

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