London 2012 Olympic Games tickets now on sale

Ballots for events, including for Hyde Park triathlon, open for London 2012

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Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games are now on sale around the world. In the UK and within the EU, people can apply for tickets between 15 March and 26 April 2011. 6.6 million tickets are on sale to the public now.
UK and EU residents can apply via www.tickets.london2012.com at any time during the 42-day application period. It’s not a first come, first served system and there’s no advantage to applying earlier in the process. 
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe commented: “This is a momentous moment for all involved in London 2012. This starts the journey for those who have been dreaming of getting hold of an Olympic ticket since the day we won the bid in 2005 – these really are the greatest tickets on earth.”
 
There are also venues outside London, with sport taking place at Weymouth and Portland (Sailing), in Essex (Cycling – Mountain Bike), and Football taking place at grounds throughout the UK including Old Trafford in Manchester, Hampden Park in Glasgow and the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Ticket prices were announced last year with a wide range of prices available. Full price tickets start at just £20 across all sports and LOCOG has created an innovative ‘Pay Your Age’ scheme at more than 220 sessions for young people who are aged 16 and under when the Games start on 27 July 2012. People aged 60 or over when the Games start will pay just £16 at these sessions. The lowest priced ticket for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games will be £20.12, with the highest priced ticket coming in at £2,012.
 
In addition to the 6.6 million tickets on sale in the UK, up to one million tickets are available for sports fans outside the UK via National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs). Authorised Ticket Resellers have now been confirmed and a full list of them is available on the London 2012 ticketing website.
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