London 2012 Olympics tickets on sale from Tuesday

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics are on sale from this Tuesday - and you'll have six weeks to get your hands on them

With 26 sporting events, 17,000 athletes, 31 competition venues, the London 2012 Olympics and tickets are on sale from this Tuesday – but you’ve only got six weeks to get your hands on a ticket.

From March 15th to April 26th, the London 2012 Olympics tickets will go on sale from www.tickets.London2012.com

There are 8.8 million tickets up for grabs, with all oversubscribed sessions being allocated via a ballot. Spectators will then have six weeks to decide which Olympic event they wish to attend.

Beth Tweddle for the 2012 Olympics

You can make an application at any point during the six-week period as tickets will not be issued on a first come first served basis.

‘I think the Olympics is a great opportunity to inspire and encourage people to be involved in sport and physical activity,’ World Champion gymnast Beth Tweddle tells Marie Claire.

‘I was lucky enough to win my 2nd World Championships at the O2 in 2009 which is where the Olympic final will be in 2012. It was amazing to have the whole crowd on your side and the noise when I won was incredible. Normally at major events its just a handful of parents cheering you on so to have 12,000 people behind you will be incredible.’

Tickets are available at a wide range of prices starting at a purse-friendly £20. But you can’t get your hands on a golden ticket if you don’t register. So what are you waiting for?

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