Olympic Park Access Enquiries
All throughout next week I’ll be hitting the Olympic Park in a big way.
Somehow I seem to have struck gold in the Olympics tickets ballot. I applied for seven events, I got five, and they’re all great seats! My first session is this Sunday, at the athletics, where Usain Bolt will be defending his 100m sprint title, no less.
Now, before people start crying ‘cheat!’ or alleging that I somehow managed to juke the ticketing system, I’d just like to clarify now that all my tickets were obtained through the regular ballot process.
No Channel 4 credentials were flashed at any point in order to help me get tickets – not that this would have made a blind bit of difference anyway – and the only point of difference between my ticket application and most others is that I requested wheelchair accessible seats.
The result, it seems, is that I’ve been incredibly lucky.
Or have I?
What I want to know is – what problems have you had getting accessible tickets for London 2012? Did you find it easier or harder than your able-bodied buddies?
And if you did get tickets – what do you want to know from me?
The London 2012 Paralympic Games will see more disabled people heading to Stratford than ever before – so if you’re planning to visit the Olympic Park this August and September, what would you like me to find out for you before you go?
I’m not talking about the stuff that’s easily findable on LOCOG’s website. I mean the things you’d definitely be complaining about in the pub afterwards, such as:
How long are the queues for the wheelchair loos?
Can I get a LOCOG volunteer to carry my beer?
Will the metal pins in my arms set off the airport-style security alarms?