Cycling ‘genius’ is rejected Olympic event tickets

Ron Webb, a former cycling champion who has also created the world’s ‘fastest’ racing track for the London Olympics, has been shocked to learn that he cannot have tickets for any of the sporting events.
After designing the track in the London Velodrome, he like many others, had to apply for tickets through the lottery, unfortunately however, he hasn’t been able to get any.

He said: “Like everyone else, I applied for lottery tickets and it seems like everyone else, I didn’t get any.”

After criticising the whole situation and the handling of tickets, Mr Webb said he didn’t want to be treated like a VIP but was shocked to learn that he wouldn’t be in the stadium with which he has had so much input.

He added: “I was paid to design the track and that’s that. I accept it but I’m disappointed the application system wasn’t run very well.”

The Australian, who lives in Britain, has built 62 tracks, including tracks for the Seoul, Sydney and Athens Olympics.

Hailed a ‘genius’ by many after he designed the track nicknamed the ‘Pringle’, he will now miss out this time round, as 90,000 tickets have been given to corporate sponsors.

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