Is anyone going to London to watch the games live?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
July 20, 2012 10:57am CST
Though it is one of my dreams to go and visit the Summer Olympics once, I think London 2012 is out of question for me. Is there anyone who has already bought tickets or planning to go to London to watch the game? Cheers! Ram
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
20 Jul 12
I think that if you haven't yet bought ticket it'd be difficult to go there :-) They just released new tickets for something in Earls Court (beach volleyball I think) but for most things the tickets are sold out :-) I'm going to two equestrian evens, the military part of the military and dressage team competition. I'm staying with a friend. Of course, if you managed to get tickets now and don't live in London or know anyone there who hasn't already promised their spare bed and couch to someone, it's probably difficult to find somewhere to live. I checked the prices for flying there, it its actually 2 pounds cheaper now than when I bought my ticket in January! Strange. Or there's just not a lot of people from my place going to see the games.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
21 Jul 12
Good for you. So which is your favorite team in Equestrian. I believe England are one of the favorites for a medal in this event. Cheers! Ram
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
21 Jul 12
For the dressage it's the German or the Dutch I think, although I hope the Swedes do well too. England for show jumping, and Germany of course. They haven't sent their best riders I think, but Germans have some many good riders it wouldn't matter. Not sure about military, maybe New Zealand strikes again. I think they should have had driving too, especially the carts with 8 horses.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Jul 12
Hmm.. Sorry I am not too much into horses, so am a green horn in these events. Of course, I like to watch show jumping event though I never understood the points system of the event. :) Cheers! Ram
• United States
21 Jul 12
My dream is the visit London but not during the Olympics! Too many people! Besides what I want to do has Nothing to do with sport. I hope you get to see the Summer Games live one day!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
21 Jul 12
You better have a good amount of money in your pockets. Or a good sponsor for your trip. :) London is very expensive. Cheers! Ram
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• United States
21 Jul 12
I have heard. It is just a dream! I want to just go to a pub and chat up the locals. And then see , from a distance mind you , The Tower! That's it. A plus? If I see Buckingham palace but it isn't necessary. What do you want to see?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Jul 12
I have a few friends in Germany who told me that when they were young, they toured whole of England hitch hiking. So not sure if that still works. If that is something which you can do then it can really work out inexpensive. :) Of course, these friends used to start their day at a pub and end at the pub with some wavering steps in between. :) Cheers! Ram
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• India
20 Jul 12
No dude, unfortunately, I am too is not getting the opportunity to visit London games. Also I very disappointely accept that I may not even get an opportunity to visit the next Olympics live.I am entering my college this year. I hope after getting out of that and earning a few bugs will place me in a situation where monetary issues won't be there for me witnessing Olympics. But who knows, India may get an opportunity by then to host the precious games here.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
21 Jul 12
I think in 20 odd years time, India should be in a position to compete for organizing an Olympics. So I think we can get a chance for that in the latter years. Cheers! Ram
• India
21 Jul 12
Oh definitely yes. Infact I feel 20 years is a too long period you mentioned. India is developing really fast and I will not be surprised to see some large events taking place in India. Though we were not very good in hosting CWG at first but finally we hosted it successfully and also punished the culprits quite heavily. And not to forget India has been successful in hosting cricket world cup and IPL. By doing all these and a bit more effort, I think India nourishes its chances of hosting Olympics too.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Jul 12
Yes, but you must remember the Olympic bidding process is 8 years ahead i.e. the venue for the next two games are already decided. So that means that India need to bid for the games within the next 4 years if they want to host it within 20 years. I doubt that would happen. Cheers! Ram