It is not any easy website to navigate, or perhaps I should say that its bound to be complex with over 40 sports, held in 33 different venues, spread over 17 days. They have been divided up into timed sessions, 650 of them, and you apply for tickets for a particular session. However, the excellent London blogger Diamond Geezer has written a page of very helpful tips about the ticketing process. I’d urge you to take a look here before you proceed.
Much press comment has focussed on the prices of the tickets – and yes, it really is £1,500 for a single top-price ticket to the closing ceremony; but there are bottom-price tickets at £20.12, and as Diamond Geezer says “You barely have any chance at all of getting one. But where's the harm in applying? It won't break the bank, and if you're not successful it won't cost you a thing. Think of it as playing the lottery, with no stake up front. Somebody's got to win, and it could be you”
As well as applying for tickets to events in the main stadium and park, I’m also planning trips to some events outside London: the rowing at Eton Dorney, Mountain Biking at Hadleigh Farm in Essex, and the Canoeing at the newly completed White Water Centre in Hertfordshire. This opened to the public for the first time this very weekend, the first Olympic venue to open.