2012 London Olympic Tickets Go On Sale Mar. 15

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London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe unveiling ticket on-sale date. © Getty Images

LONDON, Jan. 15–Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale on Tuesday, Mar. 15 and Paralympic Games tickets will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 9, the London Organizing Committee (LOCOG) announced Saturday.

The process for tickets will open for six weeks, enabling people to consider their options before making their final choices and submitting their application. Applications will close on Apr. 26 and all oversubscribed sessions will be allocated via a ballot process.

Applications can be made at any point during the six-week application period. It is not a first come, first served process.

LOCOG will announce full details of the purchasing process and the finalized schedule for all 650 sport sessions in February, 2011.

The two million people who have already signed up to the London 2012 ticketing database www.tickets.london2012.com will receive all the information about how to apply and those who have registered will be able to use their existing log-in details to access the application process.

Further details of the application process for Paralympic tickets will be announced later this year, with prices announced in May, 2011.

“On March 15, the application process opens to be part of the greatest show on earth,” LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s greatest athletes going for gold in the UK–a chance for people to see their favorite sport and perhaps try a new one. Our message today is simple–mark the date in your diary and sign up to our ticketing site at www.tickets.london2012.com to receive all the information you need to help you with the process.”

On Mar. 15, the process will open for all Olympic Games tickets–including UK Games Break packages via official London 2012 supporter Thomas Cook, hospitality packages via Prestige Ticketing, international travel and accommodation packages via Jet Set Sports and globally via each National Olympic Committee or its Authorized Ticket Reseller.

Tickets for the London 2012 Festival events will go on sale in autumn 2011, with further details announced in the coming months.