Applications for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets – one day to go
The application process for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets closes at 6pm on Monday 26 September 2011 and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that good availability remains across many sports and sessions.
For the first time in Paralympic history, sessions across several sports are oversubscribed a year out – including Track Cycling, Swimming sessions, the final rounds of Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis.
At £10, day pass tickets for the Olympic Park, ExCeL and the Royal Artillery Barracks are still available and represent great value and the opportunity to see several sports throughout the day – including medal sessions.
Highlights of the Paralympic Games include:
- Oscar Pistorius (RSA) will defend titles in three events – 100m T44 final on Thursday 6 September, 200m T44 final on Sunday 2 September and 400m T44 final on Saturday 8 September. However strong competition is expected from his rival Jerome Singleton (USA) in the 100m and 200m
- Britain’s David Weir won gold in Beijing in the 800m and 1500m and will be looking to replicate that on Thursday 6 September (800m semi final and final) and Tuesday 4 September (1500m semi final and final)
- The British Wheelchair Basketball team won bronze in Beijing and are current European champions. They are likely to be involved on 8 September in the classification and medal matches – a limited amount of tickets still remain in the lower price categories
- A £10 day pass at ExCeL on 1 or 2 September could allow spectators to see Will Bailey as he goes for gold in Table Tennis for ParalympicsGB – as well as seeing Powerlifting finals and Boccia preliminaries
- The British team won gold in Beijing in the Boccia team event and on 4 September will be looking to go for gold again in ExCeL. A £10 day pass on this day could also provide access to medal events in Powerlifting and Wheelchair Fencing
- Aged just 13, Ellie Simmonds burst onto the scene in Beijing, winning two medals. There is still some limited availability particularly in the lower price categories for sessions where she may compete on 1 September, 3 September, 4 September and 8 September
- British powerlifter Zoe Newson became the junior world champion in 2010 and will be going for gold in the 40kg category on 30 August
- Road cycling at Brands Hatch will see medals won at every session between 5 September and 8 September
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe commented: ’When the process closes at 6pm on Monday we anticipate that we will have had applications for hundreds of thousands of tickets – a fantastic achievement a year out from the Paralympic Games. There is still availability across many sports providing opportunities to see world class sport at our world class venues.’
Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: ’The demand for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets, and the fact that some sessions are already oversubscribed one year out, is like nothing ever seen before in the history of the Paralympic Games. To have such interest and hunger in the Games really is unprecedented.
’For those yet to apply for tickets, I can promise you an elite sporting event that will surprise and inspire you like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’
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Notes to editors:
As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, The Nielsen Company, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Supplier, Otto Bock.
The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
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