With the deadline for Olympic tickets fast approaching, synchro hopeful Vicky Lucass talks us through her ambitions to compete in the London 2012 games and gives us a few hot tips on tickets
The clock is ticking for those who still haven’t got round to entering the ballot for London 2012 Olympic tickets.
You have until 11.59pm on 26th April to apply for some of the 6.6million tickets on sale. But don’t panic – tickets are not issued on a first-come-first-served basis, so just remember to apply before the closing date.
Straight out of the pool, British synchronised swimmer and Olympic hopeful, Vicky Lucass, tells Marie Claire: ‘If you don’t want to be sat at home watching the action on your TV, then make sure you go for it and subscribe or you’ll miss the chance of a lifetime.
‘The Olympics are always exciting, but next year will be extra special because the games are in London,’ she says. ‘It’s every athlete’s dream to take part; I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I make the GB synchro team.’
For oversubscribed events, tickets will be allocated by random selection, but for every sport there are tickets available for £20, plus special prices for young and old. So what events should you be applying for?
‘I’m obviously bias to aquatics, says Vicky, ‘but there are many other great sports to watch out for. I love all the track events because the atmosphere is wild, but the smaller sports need your support too, such as table-tennis or taekwondo.
‘If you want to increase your chances of getting tickets then apply for the events that are less popular. Synchro hasn’t had much media attention and many people don’t really understand it because it’s not a sport done at school, but it’s quite a performance to watch and really exciting.’
To apply for Olympic tickets and be in with the chance to see one of 26 sporting events right here in London, visit www.tickets.london2012.com and subscribe for your tickets before it’s too late.