The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Let the people in


The Olympic Games are the people’s games. Yet at the opening ceremony in Tokyo, in an arena with a capacity of 68,000, only 1,000 officials and dignitarie­s were allowed in to spectate.

Dignitarie­s and officials received privileges denied to lesser mortals. A ballot could have taken place to select 1,000 ordinary members of the public.

Denis Bruce, Bishopbrig­gs

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