At a time when many Australians workers are afraid to ask for a pay rise, we are remarkably supportive of athletes getting much more. They should be as grateful for the public goodwill as the extra money, writes Richard Hines.
With more than 1.2 million requests for ticket spots that numbered far less at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - there was bound to be disappointment when passes were allocated today. But organisers say not all hope is lost - with another opportunity on the horizon.
A series of artworks, including a sculpture built from thousands of used shuttlecocks, is installed at this week's Australian Badminton Open in Sydney with the aim to engage fans using a "different perspective".