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New Olympic Ballot: 928,000 Tickets On Sale
Olympics organisers have announced 928,000 more tickets will go on sale this week, including around 5,000 tickets for the 100 metre final.
The tickets will go on sale on Friday but will only be available to people who were unsuccessful in first two ballots.
They will have an exclusive 31-hour window from 11am in which to purchase up to four tickets for a single event.
A second round of sales will start on Sunday, and these will be available only to the 1.2 million people who were unsuccessful in first ballot.
They can buy tickets over an exclusive five-day sales period.
Those eligible for the sales will be contacted via email by London 2012 organisers (Locog).
The tickets, which are a combination of contingency tickets and those returned during the resell window, will be available for a number of sports, including track, cycling and swimming, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Locog also confirmed that 70,000 Olympic Park tickets, which will allow ticket holders to enter the park and watch sport on the big screens, will go on sale on May 17, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children and seniors.
Unsold and Olympic Park tickets will then be made available to the public.
Tickets will go on sale at www.tickets.london2012.com.
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