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Old 07-28-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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London 2012 Summer Olympics

This is way too early, but I'm pretty excited.

Tickets go on sale in about a year, and the Games begin in 2 years.

It's not too early to begin planning to travel to see the Games though.

London 2012

If anyone is remotely interested in seeing any events, it pays to sign up to get ticket updates.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Incredibly excited and, it's been a dream of mine (albeit a bit of a pipe dream) for the last 3 years or so to make my first ever overseas trip to catch these games. London is the #1 place in the world I want to visit, and I love the Summer Olympics with all of my heart, so it seems to be a perfect fit.

Probably won't happen, though.

Anyway. Can't wait.
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Incredibly excited and, it's been a dream of mine (albeit a bit of a pipe dream) for the last 3 years or so to make my first ever overseas trip to catch these games. London is the #1 place in the world I want to visit, and I love the Summer Olympics with all of my heart, so it seems to be a perfect fit.

Probably won't happen, though.

Anyway. Can't wait.
Sign up for tickets and when the time comes put in your order and see what you get.

I met a guy in Vancouver who got 4 tickets to the Gold Medal Hockey Game in the ticket lottery. He sold 2 of them, and it financed his whole trip to the Games (he was from NYC).
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For some reason London has never held much appeal for me. Have no real interest in visiting it as opposed to, say, Dublin, which I hope to visit soon.

That said, I'll be saving for the 2016 Olympics in Rio or the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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For some reason London has never held much appeal for me. Have no real interest in visiting it as opposed to, say, Dublin, which I hope to visit soon.

That said, I'll be saving for the 2016 Olympics in Rio or the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
I'd like to see Mr. Phelps swim.
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i know it doesn't involve you United State-ians, but the Commonwealth Games are coming up in like two and a half months.

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I met a guy in Vancouver who got 4 tickets to the Gold Medal Hockey Game in the ticket lottery. He sold 2 of them, and it financed his whole trip to the Games (he was from NYC).
wow! awesome!
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Damn, this is early. Can I also start a thread for the 2012 Euro then??
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Damn, this is early. Can I also start a thread for the 2012 Euro then??
Yes and yes.

I wanted this thread started because it really does take a year or two to plan to go see the Olympics. The Vancouver ticket lottery started a year and a half before the Games.
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Damn, this is early. Can I also start a thread for the 2012 Euro then??
Why not, qualifiers are approaching.
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GAF you should see about working for NBC for these games. They hire a boatload of people. You don't really get paid all that much, if at all, but everyone I know that's done it has loved it and most do it again and again.
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Kramwest, when I clicked and read on the fine print, only certain countries were eligible for the lottery, and Canada and the USA were not on the list!
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Kramwest, when I clicked and read on the fine print, only certain countries were eligible for the lottery, and Canada and the USA were not on the list!
It was similar with Vancouver. The U.S. usually has its own ticketing agency, maybe it will be a North American one for London. If you register, they should let you know who the agency is when the time comes or just connect you to it.
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For some reason London has never held much appeal for me. Have no real interest in visiting it as opposed to, say, Dublin, which I hope to visit soon.
Ah, London is one of the greatest cities in the world. I have been so many times and never tire of going back. And it's really very much the only place which felt half-European and half-North American to me, for whatever reason. Free art galleries and museums, great city for walking, just a nice atmosphere.

I don't think I'll be in for the games only because I can't stand crowds of that nature and London in the summer is bad enough but add the Olympics + security issues and I think it would be a terrible time to visit, to be honest.

Rio for the World Cup on the other hand...
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Yeah, I've been to London only once, for a week, but I had an amazing time and was very reluctant to head back. One of the best walking cities I've ever had the pleasure to visit.
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I've never been to London. I'm also not that stoked for the Olympics. I am pretty stoked for the next World Cup though. Can't wait for the qualifiers to start.
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