The ticket prices for the London 2012 Olympics were published last Friday. Without any "irony" the highest price ticket is in fact £2,012 (for the opening ceremony on July 27 2012).
Notwithstanding that, the organisers claim that they have honoured promises to sell tickets at affordable prices (approximately 33% will be available at £20 or less).
However, their original estimate from the organisers was that approximately 50% of the tickets would be priced at £20 or less.
Tickets for the closing ceremony will cost up to £1,500. Athletics finals up to £725, and the finals of swimming, diving, gymnastics and beach volleyball will cost up to £450.
Unsurprisingly most of these will be sold off in blocks to corporate hospitality providers.
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics