Saturday, 12 March 2011

Get ready...
Dear Ayoub,

The wait is almost over. Applications for London 2012 Olympic Games tickets open in just eight days’ time on Tuesday 15 March.

Here are a few of our top tips to make sure you are ready to apply for tickets for the greatest show on earth!

- You will have until 11.59pm on 26 April 2011 to submit your application, so take your time and plan which sessions you want to apply for. There is no advantage to submitting your application on the first day or the last day.

- Make sure you have your account login details ready. If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here.

- Consider your budget when planning your application. There is a wide range of ticket prices available, starting at just £20, with prices to suit every budget and special prices for young people and over-60s.

- You can view the full competition schedule including prices and ticket limits. Look out for the blue flag which indicates which price categories and sessions have special prices available.

- Remember and travel and hospitality providers Thomas Cook, Prestige Ticketing and Jet Set Sports are the only official sales channels for the Games. Don't be fooled by bogus websites and organisations claiming to sell tickets.

- If you would like to catch up with any information you might have missed, you can view previous issues of Front row.

- Check that the expiry date on your Visa card (debit, credit or prepaid) is no earlier than August 2011. If you don’t already have a Visa card, please visit the Visa website for more details on how you can obtain a Visa debit, credit, prepaid or virtual card.