Category Archive: Tickets

Who got Olympics tickets and who didn’t: the celebrities

Our rundown of some of the personalities who have gone public with their London 2012 ticket fate.

On track

“Whoops. £3K has been taken out of my account for Olympics tickets. Bloody hell. Thought they were meant to be hard to get. That backfired.”
Radio Five Live presenter Richard Bacon

“Mum had the money taken from the bank for the Olympic tickets! But only 1/4 of what she wanted! I hope my family get tickets to watch me!!!!”
Diving medal hopeful Tom Daley

Fell at the first hurdle

“I am personally disappointed not to have got any tickets but I shall try again. Clearly it’s been a massively popular thing and there’s no surprise the event has attracted so much demand for tickets but I’m massively disappointed and cheesed off.”
Mayor of London Boris Johnson

“Sorry kids, going to have to watch dad on the telly.”
Cycling gold medalist Bradley Wiggins

“Same here, nada”
Olympic cycling legend Chris Boardman

Have you spotted a celeb we’ve missed talking about their tickets (or lack of)? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

A London-based insolvency expert had to stretch his credit limit to cover the cost of the £11,000 London 2012 tickets he has secured.

Stephen Hunt, not the footballer, made headlines around the time the ticket ballot closed after revealing he had applied for tickets worth £36,000 in the belief that he was unlikely to get any tickets.

While Mr Hunt could have been much worse off, he has still been handed a sizeable bill. read more »

Loser sports up for grabs in London 2012 ticket re-sell

The London 2012 organisers have announced that tickets for a series of Olympic events will be available in a second stage of sales, starting at the end of June.

A LOCOG email confirmed that the loser sports that failed to sell-out at the first time of asking include “basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe sprint, cycling (women’s mountain bike), football, handball, hockey, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling”.

With money for the vast majority of first-stage ticket purchases now allegedly taken, LOCOG is ramping up efforts to entice people who missed out on their first-choice events to consider other sports.

If you have had money debited for tickets, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

Outcry as it emerges the Germans already have their Olympics tickets

Expect revolts on the streets of London today after it emerged that German citizens wanting to attend certain Olympic events at London 2012 have already secured their seats through the time-honoured tradition of buying tickets.

While UK residents nervously await the outcome of the controversial ticket ballot, German company Dertour has taking the downright regressive measure of selling tickets to people who wanted to buy them.

The International Olympic Committee-approved retailer has already shifted around 25,000 of its 50,000 ticket allocation to people on the Continent, including tickets to the men’s 200m and 1,500m finals for £132. read more »