The greatest tickets on Earth!

 

A total of 6.6 million tickets for 26 sports across 34 competition venues and 645 sessions are on sale to the public from today, 15 March, but they are not available on a first come, first served basis.  UK and EU residents can apply via http://www.tickets.london2012.com/  at any time during this 42-day application period and there is no advantage to applying earlier in the process.

 

London 2012 Olympic Velodrome 

Picture courtesy of London 2012

 

The cycling events will take place at the following venues:

Track Cycling – Velodrome, Olympic Park 2 to 7 August

BMX – Olympic Park 8 to 10 August

Mountain Biking – Hadleigh Farm, Essex 28 July to 1 August

Road Race – start/finish on The Mall 28 July to 1 August

Time Trial – Hampton Court Palace 28 July to 1 August

 

London 2012 Olympic Park

Picture courtesy of London 2012

 

LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe commented: 'This is a momentous moment for all involved in London 2012. This starts the journey for those who have been dreaming of getting hold of an Olympic ticket since the day we won the bid in 2005 - these really are the greatest tickets on earth. In the UK, people have 42 days to make their application and I urge everyone to take a look at what sports are available on what days and make their choice. If any sessions are oversubscribed we will run a ballot which we think is the fairest way of allocating tickets.'

 

Ticket prices were announced last year with a wide range of prices available. Full price tickets start at just £20 across all sports and LOCOG has created an innovative ‘Pay Your Age’ scheme at more than 220 sessions for young people who are aged 16 and under when the Games start on 27 July 2012. People aged 60 or over when the Games start will pay just £16 at these sessions. The lowest priced ticket for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games will be £20.12, with the highest priced ticket coming in at £2,012.

 

Postal applications will also be accepted in the UK, with application forms contained in the official ticketing guide available from Lloyds TSB branches in England and Wales, Bank of Scotland branches in Scotland and public libraries in Northern Ireland.

 

Customers are advised to purchase London 2012 Olympic Games tickets only through official sources. It is illegal to sell London 2012 Olympic Games tickets without the permission of LOCOG. Any website or individual claiming to have tickets for sale should be checked against the list of official outlets on the London 2012 ticketing website – www.tickets.london2012.com

 

Sebastian Coe commented: ‘We want this to be the greatest show on earth, not the greatest scam on earth, and we want these tickets to be bought by genuine sports fans, who want to be part of London 2012. I would urge caution, be sure about where you are buying tickets from and if they are not an official ticket seller, be safe and don’t take a chance.’


 

Tickets for the Paralympic Games will go on sale on 9 September 2011 and tickets for the London 2012 Festival, the UK-wide cultural festival, will go on sale in October 2011.

 

 

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