How To Beat Ticket Touts

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

When I arrived at the stadium and got to the entry turnstile, I needed to swipe my card on the gate. It recognised my card, printed a ticket with my seat details, and then the gate opened to let me in. It was simple and it worked.

The Olympics Will Endure in Spite of Sochi

Sri Sritharan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

To credit Sochi is to say that they have delivered some spectacular venues; and no one doubts that the elusive totalitarianism of Vladimir Putin's leadership will ensure the veneer be laid on thick once the dignitaries land...

Wimbledon's Murray Mount Is No Place for Real Tennis Fans

Tom Moseley | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Sport
Tom Moseley

Record crowds are flocking to Wimbledon to sit on the patch of grass formerly known as Henman Hill. In scenes more in keeping with last summer's Jubilee celebrations, the terrace at the back of Court One has been commandeered by flag-waving picnickers. But it's bad news for bona fide tennis fans, for whom the opening days of Wimbledon are an annual chance to watch world-class tennis in the flesh.

Newcastle United's Wonga Deal and 5 Other Things Making Me Hate Football

Sean O'Meara | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Sport
Sean O'Meara

It was firstly about the cost, which made me feel detached from the game, but it was more about value. Football made me feel ripped off more often than not. But now, I'm genuinely starting to dislike the game that gave me my first heroes, the game that I spent so much time playing, watching and talking about it. The news that Wonga, the loan company with the outrageous interest rates, had bought the naming rights to Newcastle United's Sports Direct Arena has probably sealed the deal for me.

Twitter's Role In the Olympics Ticket Fiasco

Olivia Heath | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Olivia Heath

It's like a flash sale - red and yellow lights sporadically blink on your screen. You're bursting with anticipation as sweat oozes from the palms of your hands all whilst sitting awkwardly on the edge of your seat. Seeing the words "No tickets found" in bright orange is a sudden moment of despair.

Golden Tickets: 25 Million Attempt To Get To The Games

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

There's one thing more valuable than an Olympic gold medal - a ticket to watch someone win one. In the aftermath of Team GB's successful first week...

The Empty Seats Fiasco Leaves London 2012 at Risk of Losing Its Legacy

Oliver Todd | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Oliver Todd

'Inspire a Generation'. Never has a slogan for a sporting event been as apparent as following Friday night's opening ceremony.

Olympics Tickets Revealed

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

The ticket design for the London 2012 Olympics has been unveiled, the multi-coloured slips a timely taster of the rapidly approaching Games. With ...

London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

Sri Sritharan | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big Ben chiming welcoming tones to the arriving world...

London 2012: C4's Dispatches the Latest of the Lazy Ticket Snipers

Sri Sritharan | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK
Sri Sritharan

There is much to admire about Channel 4's Dispatches series, given that its been a staple of their programming schedule for nearly 25 years, with five Royal Television Society awards to boot.

London 2012: If Jezza Has Even Noticed, Ticketmaster Know They Have a Problem...

Sri Sritharan | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK
Sri Sritharan

Jeremy Hunt has always struck me as a man too busy taking down the BBC to even notice that London is staging the Olympics in 2012. So seeing him wade...

PICTURES: 200 Days 'Of Hard Pounding' As Olympics Countdown Begins

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The London 2012 Olympic countdown has begun with the 9 January marking 200 days till the games begin. Preparations are flying full steam ahead for ...

Last Chance To Buy Olympics Tickets!

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

One of the last chances to grab tickets for the Olympic Games has kicked off, as the official resale portal for people to sell on their unwanted space...

Thousands Told To Return Olympic Tickets For Synchronised Swimming

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Thousand of tickets to watch synchronised swimming at the London Olympics 2012 were sold by mistake, after human error meant 20,000 was typed into the...

WIN TICKETS: Exclusive Preview Screening Of Spielberg's 'War Horse'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Huffington Post UK/AOL readers have the chance to attend an exclusive preview screening of Steven Spielberg's hotly-anticipated new film, War Horse, s...