Sir Chris Hoy has joined the many atheletes calling into question the olympic organiser’s policy of only offering two tickets per event to those competing in the Games.
Hoy, 36, has previously won four gold medals in Olympic events, including three in the last Beijing games. However, the track star says that unlike prior games, he’s going to be forced to choose whether his parents, sister or Wife Sara will be in the crowd.
He said: “It is difficult because my family has travelled all over the world to Sydney, Athens, Beijing to watch me compete. You’d think the one you could get tickets for is your home event. Everybody wants to be there to see it, but obviously you’d think the families would be top of the list. We’re trying every possible angle to try and get tickets, we’re working 24/7.”
Cycling is one of the many Olympic events that have been oversubscribed in the much criticised ‘ticket lottery’.