This isn't directly related to travel however it is Olympics related and something I thought some of you may have insight on given how well versed you seem to be on all things Olympic related.
I'm an American and bought tickets from CoSport, though my friend lives in the UK and is monitoring their ticketing site. I've read a few articles from various countries about ticket sales being low (Australia comes to mind, but forgive me if I'm mis-remembering) but also noted that CoSport says "Each country’s ticket inventory is separate and will not be affected by any of the other countries’ sales. " So what then happens when come July one nation has sold out of all tickets for an event and another has a surplus (ie ping pong, incredibly popular and sold out in China but still very much available to the US). Given the focus on recouping expenses to host the events you'd think there'd be some scheme for re-allocating the supply to where demans i highest at that point to maximize dollars earned, and added bonus of fuller looking stadiums when cameras pan the crowds.
Any insights? Am I overlooking something obvious?