AP's Jenna Fryer, out and about in London, reports in:
I want to buy tickets to the gold medal game in men's beach volleyball. Maybe some for athletics, too. But I can't, and it's because I'm an American.
The final available tickets have been released, but you can only get them through the official website if you are a "resident of the UK or a designated European country." Since I don't meet that criteria, I've got to go through an authorized ticket reseller.
Slight problem: CoSport, the ATR for the United States, doesn't have tickets available for anything.
So, you've got a case of someone in London willing to part with an exorbitant amount of cash — the only tickets left for the final day of track and field are going for 725 pounds (more than $1,000) — but unable to open my wallet because of my nationality.
Meanwhile, the website SeatGeek has tracked more than 60 ticketing sites and found that the opening ceremony tickets have Super Bowl-like demand, and the average resale price is $2,550. If you are an American wanting to get in to Friday night's event, paying that price through eBay is likely your only option.
—Jenna Fryer — Twitter http://twitter.com/jennafryer
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