Olympic star furious after major Paris ticket change

Olympic star furious after major Paris ticket change

Australian water polo star Tilly Kearns has been left fuming after learning the exorbitant prices friends and family will have to pay to watch her compete at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Aussie athletes have been provided with a select number of tickets to distribute to friends and families at recent Olympics thanks to their sporting bodies. However, this will not be the case in Paris.

Kearns took to TikTok to reveal the absurd prices her supporters will need to add on top of their expenses in time for the pinnacle sporting competition.

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The 23-year-old, who competed at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, posted a video highlighting the cost of prices for grandstand seats at the water polo.

The video showed that Aussies will need to pay $1625 AUD to claim a seat in the grandstand, for both Category A and Category B tickets.

“We don’t even get one free ticket for our families,” she captioned the video.

In the overlay, she wrote: “POV our family and friends will have to pay up to $1625 per ticket to watch just ONE of our games at the Olympics.”

“Every other Olympics has (provided family tickets), but not this one for some reason! Not even one ticket.”

Tilly Kearns of Team Australia shoots in the Women's Water Polo Semifinal match between Australia and Spain.

Tilly Kearns of Team Australia shoots in the Women’s Water Polo Semifinal match between Australia and Spain. Getty

According to the official ticket website for the Games, Category D tickets for the water polo are on sale for as little as $39 AUD.

However, tickets for the Aussie Stingers’ matches against China and the Netherlands were unavailable.

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