Feel slightly odd posting this when there are so many posts about terrible challenges people are facing - but for anyone well enough to contemplate going to the Olympics, I thought I would post this.
My husband and kids went to the Olympic Park yesterday - I didn’t book to go as I was worried if there would be adequate facilities for wheelchair users. They reassured me I could have gone as there was fast track security lane, plenty of disabled loos and a buggy transporting the wheelchairs to the relevant arena.
On the strength of that I have booked today for my hubby to take me in the wheelie to see handball next week. there is a dedicated phone line to check for wheelchair seats. It is a bit hit and miss (it cut me off twice, once I got a complete novice who couldn’t work the system) but it was worth persevering. The chap I ended up with was so helpful and checked three sports for me (I needed to have a short list of the sports I was interested in - he recalled that some of them had good availability for wheelies). Check on the start times as all the events vary. I found availability in men’s handball and synchronised swimming - there were lots I did not get round to asking about.
Some sports were quite reasonably priced - handball semis started at £20 with carer free. We can stay in park all day. If anyone is near enough to go, this might be of interest.