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1m Olympic tickets go on sale

2012-05-08 14:14

London - Olympic organisers are putting nearly 1 million more tickets on offer in the latest round of sales for the London Games.

The organising committee says the tickets will go on sale online starting on Friday.

The tickets will be available on first-come, first-served basis to the nearly 1 million people who applied in previous rounds but came up empty handed.

Included are tickets for the opening and closing ceremony and the 100m athletics final.

First priority will be given to the 20 000 people who were unsuccessful in the initial ballot and missed out again in a second sale. Those customers will be given 31 hours exclusive access.

After that, the 1 million people who applied in the initial ballot but were unsuccessful will then have an exclusive 5-day sales period.

AP

Comments
  • bill.vanzyl - 2012-05-08 14:44

    With reports about accommodation costs soaring in and around London - the cheapest hotel in London, Travelodge, up from R550 per night to over R3000 per night, bed only, it will be cheaper to go and stay in the South of France and to commute in by air to watch whatever sport you happen to have tickets for and then fly back to France for the night! The Poms have pounced in the Olympic Gravy Train.

      chris.herselman - 2012-05-08 17:13

      @Bill - Please don't believe everything you read in the papers. There will still be affordable accommodation in London, it's just around the stadium(s) that the prices have gone up. I would rather worry about securing tickets for events :p If you have a spare ticket for the 100m finals you are more that welcome to crash on my couch.

      chris.herselman - 2012-05-08 17:13

      @Bill - Please don't believe everything you read in the papers. There will still be affordable accommodation in London, it's just around the stadium(s) that the prices have gone up. I would rather worry about securing tickets for events :p If you have a spare ticket for the 100m finals you are more that welcome to crash on my couch.

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