40,000 London 2012 Athletic Tickets Available in April

February 23, 2012

40,000 athletics tickets will be included in the final batch of one million for the London 2012 Olympic Games, when sale commences in April.

BBC Sport reports that the tickets will cover all nine days of athletic competition, thousands of which will be sought-after track-and-field sessions including the men’s 100m final.

The vast majority of the 40,000 athletics tickets are expected to be sold within 24 hours of the website going live, with officials are considering allowing every eligible applicant the chance to buy at least two each.

The 20,000 people who missed out twice in last year’s ballot are being given a headstart to choose the best tickets.

The BBC also reports that 50,000 tickets for basketball sessions at the Olympic Park and the North Greenwich Arena (O2), and a further 30,000 tickets for the diving at the Aquatics Centre, are also to be made available – while a few thousand tickets are expected to be put on sale for the opening ceremony.

by Ismail Uddin