TICKET SELLERS, HOTELS, GUIDES ~ DO NOT POST HERE!!!!!
We are having an amazingly difficult time getting tickets to watch our daughters compete (synchronized swimming). We finally were allotted 2 tickets per athlete for the events they compete in but no tickets were available beyond that - for grandparents, siblings, etc. (we all paid for the tickets in advance-including the extras for friends and family-to our national organization last April as directed by the USOC) In addition, the tickets we parents have been given are not all together in a block so we can sit together as a group and cheer for our girls, but are scattered in twos throughout the 17,000 seats in the water cube venue.
We all tried to buy tickets in the various allotments on cosport (our official ticket seller) but there were no synchronized swimming tickets available for purchase during any of the sales.
I'm just curious to know if the family members of other athletes throughout the world are having the same issues? (we're from the USA) Where are you from, and what sport is your athlete competing in?
We're trying to figure out if there is any way to push the issue. Many of the extended family members already bought their non-refundable airline tickets and paid their non-refundable hotel deposits based on the fact that we had paid for our tickets in advance....who would have ever thought that we wouldn't get those tickets!! I guess we were naive but we're first time Olympic attendees....
Would love to hear what other families experiences are with the tickets...and any suggestions for pushing the issue with the Beijing organizing committee (the ones who allocated the tickets) other than contacting our local NBC news affiliates (since NBC is broadcasting the Olympics in the US)