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London 2012 ticket sale dates announced

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Sports fans will be able to apply for Olympics tickets from mid-March.

London 2012 organisers have announced that tickets for the Olympics will go on sale from 15 March 2011 while Paralympics tickets will become available on 9 September 2011.

Under the process, people will have six weeks to apply for tickets to all 650 Olympics sports sessions and can submit their application at any time, as tickets will not be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications will close on 26 April and all oversubscribed sessions will be allocated via a ballot.

Full details of the process and the final schedule for all sporting events are set to be announced next month.

Organisers will reveal more details of the prices and application process for Paralympics tickets later this year.

Seb Coe, chair of the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) 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 favourite 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 to receive all the information you need to help you with the process.”

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

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