Monday, 23 May 2011

Olympic tickets

Do you want tickets for London 2012 Olympics? Did you fail to make an application? Found it all too complicated? Can’t afford the high prices? Worried you won’t be successful in the (oversubscribed) ballots?

There are two stories in the press today that may be of interest.

Websites in countries outside the UK are selling tickets legitimately, at face value, and there appears little reason why you can’t buy. The Telegraph has the story here. The full list of authorised ticket resellers is here, so you can track down a website in English.

The other news is that a series of rehearsal events, under the banner London Prepares, is planned for some of the major venues, this summer, to test out the sports facilities, staff, and infrastructure.

Tickets are available exclusively from the Ticketmaster website from 10am on 26 May 2011.

For example, for five days this August, the London International Basketball Invitational will see six of the top men’s teams from around the world come to the UK to compete in the new Basketball Arena on the Olympic Park. You will be able to go to the new Arena (by Wilkinson Eyre architects) where there will be three games per day, provisionally scheduled for 3.30pm, 6pm and 8.30pm. One-day tickets will be available, allowing spectators to take in all three games. Details here. Other sports being similarly tested include beach volleyball, Modern Pentathlon, Road Cycling, Badminton, Swimming, Sailing and Equestrian events.

Details of all the London Prepares events can be found here.

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