Tickets for Olympic 100m final still available... priced at £27k each

If you are among the (rumoured) one million sports fans who missed out on tickets for the London 2012 Olympics, fear not - corporate seats for the athletics showpiece, the 100m final, are still available.

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Of course, you'll need to dig deep if you want to catch the fastest man on earth... a guaranteed spot for Usain Bolt's 2012 record-breaking attempt will set you back £27,000. Oh, and you'll need to buy tickets for at least 10 people.

Earlier this week Olympic organisers confirmed that around 250,000 fans had been unsuccessful in their bid to get tickets for next year's events but reports today suggest the figure is a good deal higher. According to the BBC, more than 50 per cent of the 1.8 million applicants were left disappointed.

A spokesman for the Games said: "We understand people's disappointment, but those who have been unsuccessful in the first round will get first choice in the second round sales which will come later this month.

"Hundreds of thousands of great tickets are still available, everything from athletics to basketball, hockey and volleyball."

That will be scant comfort for many, however, particularly in view of the fact that some of the best seats were reserved for the corporate market.

The most sought-after seats are available via the Prestige Ticketing programme which, though aimed at corporate clients is available to everyone. For those who can afford it, this prestige hotline offers clients the chance to specify exactly which events they would like to see.

And the only way to get a guaranteed seat for the 100m final is to fork out for either the 'Option 2' corporate hospitality package (outlined above) or the more expensive 'Option 1' package.

For the bargain price of £495,000, 10 lucky people will get tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies, nine nights of top-class athletics action, luxury dining and fine wines.

What did you think of the London 2012 tickets system? Is it fair that the best seats have been held back for corporate clients? Leave your comments below...