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Visa forces ATMs at Olympics venues to close

You may have seen this story over the past couple of days: Visa forces ATMs at Olympics venues to close | Money | guardian.co.uk.
If you are one of the lucky people to have got tickets for the Olympics, you’d better make sure you have enough cash before you go. In much the same way as you’ll only find Coca-cola drinks and MacDonalds food (nice to see the Olympics highlighting British food and British companies for the catering isn’t it?) the exclusive deal with Visa means that in the Olympic Park you’ll only find Visa cash machines. Worse than that the non-Visa cash machines already present in some of the venues are being turned off for the duration of the games reducing the available cashpoints from twenty-seven to eight.

Increasingly this Olympics is becoming more and more about the big sponsors whether it is good for the competitors and public or not.