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London 2012: Olympic ticket holders given resale chance

December 28, 2011

London 2012 Olympic Games ticket holders will have the chance to resell their tickets from January 6, with them becoming available online for customers to purchase .Those with tickets they no longer want can sell them back to London 2012 for the full face value until February 3, however they will be returned should the tickets remain unsold.

The tickets resold will be made available online to the many people that are still on the hunt for the chance to see some of the home Olympic action next summer.

Paul Deighton, the London 2012 chief executive, said: “We asked people to buy tickets more than a year out from the Games and mindful of that, we promised that we would create this system for people whose circumstances may have changed to enable them to resale their tickets legally and safely.”

London 2012 tickets were hugely oversubscribed when they went on sale earlier this year, and organisers had estimated that up to a million tickets could be made available for the Olympic Games next year.

Nick Downing, the Metropolitan Police’s detective superintendent of Operation Podium, which is responsible for London 2012 related serious and organised crime, said: “[The] resale platform is an ideal system that enables those who can no longer use their purchased tickets to sell them on to Games fans.

“I would urge all of those ticket holders who want to sell their tickets to do so through London 2012’s ticket resale platform.”

Tickets are still on sale for the opportunity to see the stars in both the Olympic football tournament and the Paralympic Games, with the seat allocation process beginning in February 2012, so don’t miss out!

Robyn Rashford, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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