British Athletes Receive Ticketing Backing From UK Athletics

By iSportconnect | April 18, 2012

British athletes, asthma who are eager for their family & friends to watch their adventure at this summers Games have been given a boost after UK Athletics revealed it would buy tickets for them to watch them perform at London 2012.

Team GB competitors currently get two tickets for their first appearance from the British Olympic Association, allergy and the option to buy two tickets for any other sessions, search but UK Athletics (UKA) has become the first national governing body to pay for those tickets through to the final.

UKA chief executive Niels de Vos told BBC Sport: ‘This is essentially a performance decision – the last thing we want athletes to be worrying about is the cost or availability of tickets for their mum and dad, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife.’

‘But it is also about recognising that, without the massive support and sacrifice of friends and family, over many years, most athletes would never have made it to elite level.’

It is not known whether other governing bodies will follow the lead of UK Athletics.

The next round of ticket sales for the remaining people interested in seeing the games will be released by London 2012 organising committee, LOCOG, later this month.