Olympics London 2012 ticket sale dates announced
Monday 17, January 2011
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirms that tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale on Tuesday 15 March 2011 and Paralympic Games tickets will go on sale on Friday 9 September 2011.
The process for Olympic Games tickets will open for six weeks, enabling people to consider their options before making their final choices and submitting their application. Applications will close on 26 April 2011 and all oversubscribed sessions will be allocated via a ballot process.
Applications can be made at any point during the 6 week application period – it is not a first come, first served process.
LOCOG will announce full details of the purchasing process and the finalised schedule for all 650 sport sessions in February 2011. The two million people who have already signed up to the London 2012 ticketing database – www.tickets.london2012.com will receive all the information about how to apply and those who have registered will be able to use their existing log-in details to access the application process.
Further details of the application process for Paralympic tickets will be announced later this year, with prices announced in May 2011.
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe commented: 'On 15 March, the application process opens to be part of the greatest show on earth. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s greatest athletes going for gold in the UK – a chance for people to see their favourite sport and perhaps try a new one. Our message today is simple – mark the date in your diary and sign up to our ticketing site at www.tickets.london2012.com to receive all the information you need to help you with the process.'
On 15 March, the process will open for all Olympic Games tickets – including UK Games Break packages via official London 2012 supporter Thomas Cook, hospitality packages via Prestige Ticketing, international travel and accommodation packages via Jet Set Sports and globally via each National Olympic Committee or its Authorised Ticket Reseller.
Tickets for the London 2012 Festival events will go on sale in autumn 2011, with further details to be announced in the coming months.
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