More London 2012 Olympic Tickets Released Even As Sales Remain Slow

The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), has announced that around 43,000 more contingency tickets for the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games, and six additional sports, will be offered to public from June 8, 2012.

Tickets for Athletics, Swimming, Football at Wembley, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Boxing sessions will be available on a first come, first served basis during this sale, at

Tickets for both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies commence at £995. Tickets for other sports on offer are available within a price range of £20 to £720, across 96 sessions. The tickets may only be purchased using Visa debit, credit and prepaid cards.

While the LOCOG has reported that around eight million tickets have been sold for both Games, there are still around three million tickets remaining unsold, which include Olympic Football, Paralympic and remaining contingency tickets, meaning that spectators can still pick up their favourite event tickets, even at this late date.

LOCOG commercial director, Chris Townsend, said, ‘With 50 days to go there are still plenty of ways to join in and be part of London 2012. We are at advance stages of venue planning and these represent the final release of Ceremonies and other sport tickets.

Over the next few weeks we will release further tickets for other Olympic sports and keep people informed when tickets are available. We are delighted with ticket sales to date, and have sold another 1 million tickets in the last four weeks, prioritising people who were unsuccessful last time around.’