While many people were left disappointed during the initial allocation of London 2012 Olympic Games tickets, there are still several more chances to come.
This week has seen several contingency sales take place for events that are not yet sold out – and there are till more to come in the weeks before the start of the event.
On May 23rd, at 11am, any remaining unsold tickets from the current round of contingency sales will be put on general release.
Two days prior to this, tickets for the Paralympic Games go on sale, with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) reporting unprecedented interest from spectators.
Finally, on May 29th, a batch of tickets for various viewing areas and access to Games tourist attractions is due to go on sale.
Among these last tickets are spectator access to the cycling at Box Hill and time trials at Hampton Court Palace, ‘Henman Hill’ at Wimbledon, and the Orbit.
The Orbit is Anish Kapoor’s public art installation for the Olympic Park, and also provides a viewing platform for tourists, but tickets to visit it should only be bought by people who already have entry to a sporting event or to an approved viewing area.
Anyone interested in buying tickets, but unsure of whether the vendor is approved, can check a list of authorised resellers on the London 2012 website.
This applies across both online retailers – whose URLs are listed if authorised – and real-world vendors.
In a Wembley Stadium press release, the organisers also took the chance to set the record straight regarding the tabloid reports that ‘babies will not be allowed at the Olympics’.
Several venues already have limitations in place on babies who do not have tickets of their own – this is due to the terms of their public licences.
However, with the exception of Wembley itself, Old Trafford, North Greenwich Arena and St James’ Park, babies younger than a year will be allowed in without a ticket, but must be strapped to their parent with a papoose, sling etc.