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post #1 of Old Mar 14th, 2011, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cool 459 days until the London Olympics

And applications for tickets open tomorrow.

I'm aiming to buy ground passes for the first three days of the tennis which are very reasonably priced at £20 and I'd really like to go for the first two days of the athletics before watching the women's marathon on the third morning of the athletics programme.

Is anyone else planning on buying tickets for the Games? And if so, which events do you hope to watch?

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post #2 of Old Mar 14th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Definitely going to apply for tennis tickets, not sure which day(s) though. Wouldn't mind seeing the opening ceremony either, but I imagine it'll be ridiculously expensive.

Fortunately it's not a case of first come first serve although if it's anything like the Wimbledon ballot, I won't be getting my hopes up.
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Yay
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post #4 of Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Buying tickets 500 days before Olympics start is not smart, who knows what will happen meanwhile, maybe you wont even be alive
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Awesome!!! Cannot wait! Best 2 weeks of the year for sure.
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post #6 of Old Mar 15th, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

how many days until 21/12/12??

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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

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Wouldn't mind seeing the opening ceremony either, but I imagine it'll be ridiculously expensive.
£20.12 for cheapest tickets
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post #8 of Old Mar 15th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

I want to go to the tennis and athletics, especially the heptathlon but that's going to be hard to get tickets for.....Maybe gymnastics too but that's probably better to watch on tv.

I'm already excited. I live in east London and it's great having the Olympic Park so close by

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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

And, only hours after unveiling the countdown clock for the Games, it stops.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12749912
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Going to do my best to go to the tennis, but I'm not really sure would be a crazy few months for me as I'm planning to go to RG, Queens, maybe Eastbourne, Wimbledon, the Olympics and then the USO in 2012

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post #11 of Old Mar 15th, 2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

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Buying tickets 500 days before Olympics start is not smart, who knows what will happen meanwhile, maybe you wont even be alive
Well I'm not planning on dying any time soon and besides which, applications for tickets close next month.

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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Applied for a couple of ground passes. Annoying it's so early though as I have no idea if I will be available those days, I might even be on holiday.

It's going to be so good going there so soon after Wimbledon, especially not having to get there at 7am to queue.
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post #13 of Old Mar 15th, 2011, 10:19 PM
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

Very exciting seeing it splashed over the papers.
I don't really get this whole application process really. Obviously you want to increase your chances and add more days and events but what if you got really lucky and managed to get mulitple tickets for more than one event or day? That could be a lot of money when really you only wanted a ticket for one day, since they give you a chance to opt out.

Also could someone clarify something for me as well regarding tickets? Grounds pass is access to all courts except CC and C1? And a CC ticket is access to all courts except C1?

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post #14 of Old Mar 16th, 2011, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

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Very exciting seeing it splashed over the papers.
I don't really get this whole application process really. Obviously you want to increase your chances and add more days and events but what if you got really lucky and managed to get mulitple tickets for more than one event or day? That could be a lot of money when really you only wanted a ticket for one day, since they give you a chance to opt out.

Also could someone clarify something for me as well regarding tickets? Grounds pass is access to all courts except CC and C1? And a CC ticket is access to all courts except C1?
From what I've heard, you are able to re-sell your tickets at face value so I don't think that should be a problem.

You're spot on with the ground passes. A Centre Court ticket (and a court one ticket) essentially doubles up as a ground-pass.

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Re: 500 days until the London Olympics

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And, only hours after unveiling the countdown clock for the Games, it stops.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12749912
Already sounds promising

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