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20 May 2012 Update:
Remaining tickets for the Paralympic Games go on sale at 11am on 21 May 2012 to mark 100 days to go from www.tickets.london2012.com or via telephone on 0844 847 2012. Prices start at just £10 (£5 for young people and seniors) and day pass tickets exclusive to the Paralympic Games present the chance to see up to five sports in the Olympic Park or ExCeL on just one £10 ticket.
Tickets are also available for both Ceremonies (Coldplay are performing in the Closing Ceremony on 9 September) and across all sports, including good availability for Paralympic Athletics in the Olympic Stadium which has been the biggest selling ticket so far, and a limited number for Track Cycling in the Velodrome which quickly sold out last year.
8 May 2012 Update:
900,000 Olympic Games contingency tickets go on sale from 11am on 11 May 2012. First priority will be given to the 20,000 people who were unsuccessful in the initial Olympic ballot application and then again unsuccessful when they applied in the second chance sales due to the high demand. They will be given 31 hours exclusive access to the tickets.
The 1 million people who applied in the initial ballot but were unsuccessful will then have an exclusive 5 day sales period to buy on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will go on sale at www.tickets.london2012.com.
All customers will be limited to applying for one session and a maximum of 4 tickets.
Olympic Park Tickets
Olympic Park tickets will be on sale at £10 for adults and £5 for young people and seniors. These tickets will not allow access to the sport within the Olympic Park, but will allow ticket holders to experience the atmosphere of the Park and watch sport on the big screens primarily in the first week before the Athletics start. Approximately 70,000 Olympic Park tickets will be available as part of this sale, with further tickets will be available closer to Games time.
Ticket Sale Schedule
- 11 May 2012 from 11am to 6pm on 12 May, tickets will be on sale for that group of 20,000 people in an exclusive pre-sale. There will be tickets for all events apart from Olympic Park tickets. Limited tickets for Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be included.
- 13 May 2012 – from 11am – Hockey, Tennis, Wrestling (Freestyle), Wrestling (Greco-Roman), Beach Volleyball and Football
- 14 May 2012 – from 11am – Athletics (Race Walk), Athletics (Marathon), Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Cycling (Track)
- 15 May 2012 – from 11am – Equestrian (Dressage), Equestrian (Eventing), Equestrian (Jumping), Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Handball, Table Tennis, Swimming (Marathon) and Water Polo
- 16 May 2012 – from 11am – Basketball (North Greenwich Arena sessions), Badminton, Sailing, Gymnastics (Artistic), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Gymnastics (Trampoline), Judo, Taekwondo, Boxing and Fencing
- 17 May 2012 – from 11am – Archery, Basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), Cycling (BMX), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Road), Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Triathlon and Olympic Park tickets
Unsold tickets on each day will be carried forward to the next day's sales. By purchasing tickets on any of these days, customers will not be eligible to purchase any more tickets in this sales period. Only Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) can be used to purchase tickets. Any tickets unsold during this period will go back on general sale from 23 May 2012 at 11am.
LOCOG has also announced that remaining tickets for the Paralympic Games will go on sale from 11am on 21 May 2012 – exactly 100 days before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. Further details will be released prior to tickets going sale.
LOCOG has also confirmed that new tickets will be on sale from 29 May 2012, which will help more people get to the Games. These tickets are:
- Cycling Road Race at Box Hill, in Surrey. Tickets will be £15 full price and £5 for young people and seniors for the viewing area at Donkey Green and £10 and £5 for the viewing area at Dormouse Drive.
- Cycling Individual Time Trial at Hampton Court Palace. These tickets will be £15 full price and £5 for young people and seniors at Viewing Area A and £10 and £5 at Viewing Area B.
- There will also be tickets available for Wimbledon which will provide access to The Hill and the big screen only. These tickets will be priced at £10 full price and £5 for young people and seniors.
- The Orbit. Tickets will cost £15 full price and £7 for young people aged 16 or under and seniors aged 60 or over. These tickets should only be purchased by people who have an Olympic Park ticket or a sport ticket for an event in the Olympic Park for the day they wish to visit the Orbit.
LOCOG has also confirmed its 'babes in arms' policy. Babes in arms, aged 12 months or under, will be permitted access to all London 2012 venues without a ticket except for Wembley Stadium, St James’ Park, Old Trafford and North Greenwich Arena where existing licensing agreements mean that all spectators require tickets regardless of age. Babies must be securely strapped to their parent or carer by way of a baby carrier, sling, papoose or similar. Customers who have queries about this policy should contact the London 2012 ticketing team on 0844 847 2012.
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Top Tip: Each ticket will also include free travel on public transport in London for the day of the event, to encourage spectators to use the transport system and take in the festivities throughout the city.
London 2012 Olympics For Free
There will be free events on the streets of London where you can watch for free. These include the Road Cycling, Triathlon and Marathon.
Why not consider a London 2012 Olympics Job, which includes volunteering, so you may see events for free?
Find out more about How to Get Around During the London 2012 Olympic Games.