900,000 more 2012 London Olympic tickets to go on sale

Written on:May 9, 2023
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Driven by demand: More tickets to go on sale

Olympic fans, who missed out on the 2012 London Games tickets in the first two rounds of sale, will get another opportunity when 900,000 more tickets go on sale on Friday.

The 20,000 people who registered but missed out in he first two rounds will have 31 hours’ exclusive access to the tickets when tickets go on sale from 11 am. After these 20,000, another one million people, who failed to get tickets in the first ballot last year, will have a five-day sales period to try to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, exclusively to the one million or so people who applied in previous rounds of Olympic ticket sales and were not successful,” Games organisers LOCOG said in a statement.

More 900,000 tickets up for grab include 47,000 for the highly sought-after athletics events, 5,000 tickets for the opening ceremony and 6,000 for the closing ceremony. LOCOG has also given out additional 55,000 for football and 74,000 for volleyball. However, only 4,000 tickets are on sale for track cycling, one of the most popular events in the UK.

LOCOG has also confirmed that 70,000 tickets for spectators to watch the events on big screens within the Olympic Park will go on sale close to the Games opening ceremony on July 27.

“We know thousands of sports fans were disappointed when they missed out in the initial sales period because of the massive demand for tickets. We promised we would prioritise these fans when we released the contingency tickets, which is exactly what we are doing”, said LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe.

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