But even being Sir Chris Hoy does not guarantee tickets for the events, with his relatives among the thousands of people who have been left disappointed to miss out on the ballot.
Now the champion cyclist has joked he might have to come out of retirement just to allow his nieces in to see the world-class sporting competition.
His comments came in a Twitter reply to TV presenter Gabby Logan, and wife of former Scotland rugby star Kenny, who said she couldn't get tickets for the events she wanted.
Logan, a former gymnast, tweeted: "No gymnastics or cycling @chrishoy so sadly the kids can't go to your impressive Velodrome Sir Chris."
Sir Chris, 37, replied: "None for my sis, bro-in-law or nieces either! Only 1 option 4us Gabby, we'll have 2come out of retirement. I will if you will!"
Around 2.3 million applications were made for up to one million tickets with track cycling, in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, receiving 25 times more requests than the number of tickets available.