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London 2012 Oympics: 2.3 million further tickets to go on sale

London 2012 Oympics: 2.3 million further tickets to go on sale

A further 2.3 million tickets for London 2012 Olympics are set to go on sale next Friday, organisers have announced.

The tickets will go on sale at 0600 BST on 24 June on a first come, first served basis to those who missed out on the first round.

These include 1.7 million are for football matches and 600,000 for other sports.

Nearly two-thirds of applicants - some 1.2 million out of 1.9 million - missed out on tickets first time around.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “It has been a massive demand which has created huge disappointment.


“I would be hard pushed to see such a demand for any sports event in my lifetime.”

“Our commitment is to get two-thirds of those 1.9 million people to buy a ticket for the 2012 Games if they want to - and we know… they were involved in the application process, are mad sports fans and they want to be there.”

Tickets are still available for 310 sessions, 44 of which are medal events including archery, basketball, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and table tennis.
Available sessions

Some half a million tickets will be priced at £20 or less, with a further one million priced between £20 and £50.

Applicants will find out whether they have been successful within 24 to 48 hours of applying.

People will be able to apply for up to three sessions and six tickets per session for most sports, although football, volleyball and race walk will have larger limits.

Demand was greatest for the opening ceremony, athletics, track cycling, swimming and artistic gymnastics

More than two million ticket requests were received for the opening ceremony, with 1.5 million applications for the cheapest ones

More than a million ticket requests were received for the men’s 100m final - 62 for every ticket sold

Organisers expect that the 2.3 million tickets going on sale in the second round will put them on track to hit £400m of its total £500m target of revenue from ticket sales.

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