London 2012

  • ohioguy12

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    Mar 02, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    Sad that the Olympics are over, but I'm planning on going to the 2012 games in London, anyone else plan on going? Any advice on how/when I should get tickets, ect?
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    Mar 02, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    Get them last year.
  • kew1

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    Mar 04, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    Tickets go on sale in 2011 (no date yet) .Fake websites offering tickets already up & running. london2012.com
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    Mar 04, 2010 10:05 AM GMT
    kew1 saidTickets go on sale in 2011 (no date yet) .Fake websites offering tickets already up & running. london2012.com


    yep, the official website will give you information on official ticket agencies in your country, and how to order.
    I don't recommend going through travel agencies for tickets either, as they will be several hundred percent more expensive than the official ticket price.

    some tickets for popular events may be difficult to get, so try to order different sports.
    you probably don't get all the tickets you want. But I went to Beijing with tickets for just one event. And I was still able to get tickets for what I wanted to see.
    I met a hardcore olympics fan from Canada, who'd been to every olympic since 1984. And he'd never bought a single ticket in advance. If you only need tickets for yourself, just go to the venue well before your event starts.
    there's almost always someone (other tourists/sportsfans) w a spare ticket who'll sell it to you at face value, or a reasonable price.
    there are scalpers too, but just turn their ridiculuos prices down. Sometimes they can't sell their tickets either and become desperate as the event is about to start and they'll drop the price. Learn the official price, and decide how much YOU want to spend on a ticket.
    I got 6 tickets like that, and the most expensive one, was only double the official price. One of the tickets I even got for free (I visited a local judo club and practiced with them. then they asked me if I wanted a ticket for the judo venue... sure why not LOL)

  • ohioguy12

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    Mar 04, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    thanks for the help
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 04, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    HELL THE FUCK YESSSSS!! I'm GOING! And It' going to be AMAZING! and I can't wait I might get arrested though I'm planning on jumping into the pool to have crazy amazing sex with Michael Phelps icon_twisted.gif
  • kew1

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    Feb 15, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Event schedule released
    Tickets go on sale March 15th.
    http://www.tickets.london2012.com/about_tickets.html#prices

    Sorry , resurrected a thread.icon_redface.gif