Ballot announced for 2012 tickets
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Monday 17 January 2011
The scramble to get a seat at what the organisers are billing as the "greatest show on earth" begins on 15 March when a six-week window to buy tickets for the 2012 Olympics opens.
There will be 6.6 million tickets on sale, ranging in price from £20 to £2,012. Tickets will not be issued on a first-come, first-served basis and will be allocated only once the window closes on 26 April. If any of the 650 sessions – the detailed schedule is announced next month – is oversubscribed, then there will be a ballot.
Lord Coe, chairman of the organising committee, said: "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world's greatest athletes going for gold in the UK."
Tickets for the Paralympics will go on sale in September.
For more information go to www.tickets.london2012.com
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