Olympic ticket prices are up. What a shocker, although there's a certain ironic justice in some of the prices.
For instance, anyone who wants to watch the dressage is a rich toff or Jilly Cooper, so £275 seems a fair way to redistribute the wealth. Similarly, if you think beach volleyball is a sport, or if you're just a cheesy old pervert, £450 is what you should pay to watch the finals (cheapest ticket is £95). The Athletics 'super-final' goes up to £725! Disgracefully, it's £100 cheaper to watch the women's basketball final as it is to watch the men's. The football's relatively cheap: £185 for the men's final, £125 for the women's.
Opening ceremony - up to £2,012 and the closing ceremony, £1500?
I'll be going to the fencing - £30-95 for the finals. What will you be coughing up for (apart from everything, via your taxes)?