London Olympic 2012: 900,000 Online Tickets will be available from May 11

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today confirmed details for the sale of 900,000 contingency tickets for the Olympic Games, going on sale from 11am on 11 May. tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis exclusively to approximately one million people who applied in previous rounds of Olympic ticket sales and were not successful in securing a ticket.

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First priority will be given to the 20,000 people who were unsuccessful in the initial Olympic ballot application and then again unsuccessful when they applied in the second chance sales. They would have received a notification on 26 June 2011 that their second chance sales application was unsuccessful.

Sales Period:


13 May 2012 – Beach Volleyball, Football, Hockey, Tennis and Wrestling

14 May 2012 – Athletics, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Shooting, Swimming, Track Cycling, Volleyball and Weightlifting

15 May 2012 – Diving, Equestrian, Handball, Swimming (Marathon), Synchronised Swimming, Table Tennis and Water Polo

16 May 2012 – Badminton, Basketball (North Greenwich Arena sessions), Boxing, Fencing, Gymnastics, Judo, Sailing and Taekwondo

17 May 2012 – Archery, Basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), BMX, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Road Cycling, Rowing, Triathlon and Olympic Park tickets


All tickets will be available from 11am on the London 2012 ticketing website

Customers will be limited to applying for one session and a maximum of four tickets. By purchasing tickets on any of these days, customers will not be eligible to purchase any more tickets in this sales period. Unsold tickets on each day will be carried forward to the next day’s sales, with any tickets unsold during this period going back on general sale from 23 May at 11am.

LOCOG has also confirmed that Olympic Park tickets will be available as part of this sale, allowing ticketholders to experience the atmosphere of the Park and watch sport on the big screens. It has also been announced that remaining tickets for the Paralympic Games will go on sale from 11am on 21 May 2012 – exactly 100 days before the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

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