POSTED: January 15th 2011

Roll up, roll up! 2012 London Olympics tickets going on sale from March 15

Make it a date . . . with Lord Coe / Getty Images for LOCOG
Make it a date . . . with Lord Coe / Getty Images for LOCOG

KEIR RADNEDGE / Sports Features Communications

LONDON, Jan 15: Tickets for the 2012 London Olympic Games will go on sale on Tuesday, March 15 and the 'window' for applications will last until 2011, process open until Tuesday, April 26. The organising committee (LOCOG) has also confirmed that tickets for the Paralympic Games will go on sale on Friday, September 9.

Tickets will not be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis which means prospective purchasers can think throug their priorities being registering their application.  All oversubscribed sessions will be allocated via a ballot process.

LOCOG will announce full details of the purchasing process and the finalised schedule for all 650 sport sessions next month.  More than 2m people have already signed up to the ticketing database ( and they will be able to use their existing log-in details to access the application process.

Further details of the application process for Paralympic tickets will be announced later this year, with prices announced in May 2011. 

LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe said: "On 15 March, the application process opens to be part of the greatest show on earth.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s greatest athletes going for gold in the UK - a chance for people to see their favourite sport and perhaps try a new one.

"Our message today is simple – mark the date in your diary and sign up to our ticketing site."

On March 15, the process will open for all Olympic Games tickets – including UK Games Break packages via official London 2012 supporter Thomas Cook, hospitality packages via Prestige Ticketing, international travel and accommodation packages via Jet Set Sports and globally via each National Olympic Committee or its Authorised Ticket Reseller.

Tickets for the London 2012 Festival events will go on sale in autumn 2011, with further details announced in the coming months.

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