9 May 2012

Babies will be allowed into Olympics

10:31 am on 9 May 2012

Babies will be allowed into London Olympic venues without a ticket if they are firmly fastened to an adult, following complaints from angry mothers.

Tickets for the Games first went on sale in March last year, since when some of those lucky enough to secure seats in the ballots have given birth.

The mumsnet.com website was flooded by indignant mothers earlier this year when they discovered they could not take their babies to the Games unless they bought a separate ticket.... most venue were sold out by then.

After complaints and suggestions that the policy might be in breach of sexual equality laws, organisers agreed to review the situation.