Paralympics aims for London 2012 sell out

Paralympics aims for London 2012 sell out Athletes prepare for the Paralympics torch relay

With just weeks to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games has confirmed a record 2.1 million Paralympic tickets have already now been sold.

With over 600,000 tickets purchased in the last month, the total number of Paralympic tickets sold has now surpassed the previous record of 1.8 million tickets sold in 2008 for the Beijing Games.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how the British public has responded so far to tickets for the Paralympic Games.

“The Olympic Games have shown us that the UK has taken the Games to their heart and with the tickets sold so far and more still to come I look forward to even more people getting the chance to join in and to form memories that will last a lifetime.”

Some 2.5 million Paralympic tickets have been put on sale in total.

Prices start at just £10 (£5 for young people and seniors).

Remaining Paralympic tickets are available here.

Currently there is good availability for sports at ExCeL - including Wheelchair Fencing, Sitting Volleyball, Boccia and Powerlifting.

There is also availability for the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in the higher price brackets (£250 up to top price £500).

Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee said: “To have sold the most ever tickets for a Paralympic Games three weeks before the Opening Ceremony is absolutely fantastic and shows the insatiable appetite the public has for top class elite sport.

“Normally the busiest sales period for the Paralympic Games is once the Olympics have begun. The difference in London however is that ahead of the Games starting we had sold over 1.4 million tickets, giving us a great platform with which to build from.”

“Our aim now is to sell every single ticket.”