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Olympics meandering, tickets & tactics
I’m very very lucky. I live about 2 miles away from the Olympic site, so every few weeks I take my bike and cruise around the surrounding canals and walkways – it’s changing all the time, the orbit is going up, the velodrome is long since finished, basically its the most exciting building site I’ve ever seen. 480 days and counting…
…BUT there is only 23 days left to make the all important decision on which tickets to buy.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about Olympic tickets – how to buy them, how it all works… so I’m going to lay down my own step by steps.
1. register on official London 2012 website
2. tickets for adults range in price from £20 to £2,012 (for high-rollers wishing to attend the opening ceremony) per session. Each session has a number of events, e.g. heats or rounds.
3. you need a visa card
4. the all important selection process – what, where and when
5. all your applications will be put into a ballot if the event is oversubscribed and chosen at random. So you might get all your tickets, which will likely make you happy but poor, or none, in which case you’ll be gutted but not quite so broke.
6. You will be able to resell tickets via The Olympic bods but not until the end of this year so you’ll just be down on the cash in the meantime.
Things to think about:
- Increase your chances in some sessions by selecting higher and/or lower price categories. So, for example, cycling track finals, i’m going for two categories of tickets and then crossing my fingers a lot and probably crying a bit if I don’t get them.
- Events like the marathon and cycling road race are free along most of the route
- Random sporting events will of course be easier to get tickets for – female weightlifting qualifier round anyone?
- People say there is no such thing as a ‘bad seat’ at the Olympics
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