Runner Dai Greene, a Commonwealth Champion, finally has his hands on some tickets to London 2012 through a random act of kindness from fan Matt de Monte. Despite being an athlete and a favourite for a British gold medal, Greene only managed to get two tickets for his friends and family to see him compete in the Olympics as the demand is so high.
However, after hearing about this, and similar problems from other athletes, De Monte scoured the internet and managed to secure £1,500 worth of tickets for the runner from foreign websites.
Greene has since paid De Monte back and thanked him for this selfless act saying, “this is exactly what the Olympic spirit embodies.”
De Monte uses his knowledge of where to obtain available tickets and finds people on Twitter who are desperately seeking them, and simply helps them out!
De Monte said: “It feels great. Anything which can help our athletes and Team GB achieve more at the Olympics is fantastic.”