Anyone ever traveled to the Olympics?

Travel Forums General Talk Anyone ever traveled to the Olympics?

1. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 656 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Has anyone ever traveled to a past Olympics, winter or Summer? I personally have not but wish I could have.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1603 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Olympics - no. FIFA World Cup - yes.

3. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1523 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Yes, 1996 in Atlanta. I watched the semifinals for handball.

4. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1726 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Not travelled to but the summer Olympics and Paralympics came to me plus we got free tickets to see some sporting matches in the Sydney 2000 games. Half the fun was hearing the crowd roar every time Australia was doing well. It is weird watching these Olympics with no cheers from the audience.

5. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 993 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Not travelled to them but managed to get some tickets to my home games of London 2012 and loved the experience.

We were considering Tokyo 2020, but we wanted to combine with a longer trip, so just buy Olympics/Paralympics event tickets and arrange our own flights and accommodation. However it seems that it is hard to get tickets as a foreigner unless you do so as part of a package trip. In the end we decided against it, and as it turned out with Covid, it was just as well!

6. Posted by alexnemerq (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

ye, that was perfect in 1996

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