Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 Winter Olympics

It is one month until opening day at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games! Today the Olympic torch will be in Prince Albert Canada. Apparently, there is also a brand of tobacco called Prince Albert and is oftentimes referenced in the form of a prank call. The prankster typically calls a store and asks if they have "Prince Albert in a can." When the unsuspecting clerk responds, "yes," the caller follows up with, "Well, you'd better let him out!"

I know, I know that joke had absolutely nothing to do with the Olympic games. The joke here is in the price of the ticket for the Olympic games. Did you know that the cheapest ticket for anything at the Olympic games this year is $22? It will get you into a Victory Ceremony. A as in one single ceremony. This is the ceremony where the athletes receive their medals. What if whoever you are wanting to win doesn't? Scalp the tickets?

The most expensive ticket is for the "A" seat tickets (as opposed to "B" "C" or "D") to the Opening Ceremony for $1,100. On average, a ticket for a "A" seat is $70 while a "B" seat is going for around $30. But that is just to one event. If you want to see multiple events, you have to buy a ticket to each event.

That doesn't sound all that bad though, right? HA! Remember it is Vancouver. Canada. In February. Mostly outside. When you have to mention a tip like the one below, you would have to pay me to go!

Keep moving. Limit the amount of time you spend sitting or standing in one place. Move around to keep your blood flowing.

What would you pay to go and watch?

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Victory Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baithlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross-Country
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Ice Hocky
  • Luge
  • Nordic Combined
  • Short Track
  • Skeleton
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboard
  • Speed Skating

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