"When the process closes at 6 p.m. on Monday, we anticipate that we will have had applications for hundreds of thousands of tickets – a fantastic achievement a year out from the Paralympic Games."
The application process for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets closes at 18:00 (GMT) on Monday (26 September).
The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed that good availability remains across many sports and sessions and applications can be filled out at www.tickets.london2012.com.
For the first time in Paralympic history, sessions across several sports are oversubscribed a year out – including Track Cycling, Swimming sessions and the final rounds of Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis.
Day-pass tickets for Olympic Park, ExCeL and the Royal Artillery Barracks are still available at £10 apiece and represent great value and the opportunity to see several sports throughout the day, including medal sessions.
Highlights of the 2012 Paralympic Games include:
Oscar Pistorius (RSA) will defend titles in three events – 100m T44 final on 6 September, 200m T44 final on 2 September and 400m T44 final on Saturday 8 September. However strong competition is expected from his rival Jerome Singleton (USA) in the 100m and 200m.
Britain’s David Weir won gold in Beijing in the 800m and 1,500m and will be looking to replicate that on 6 September (800m semi-final and final) and 4 September (1,500m semi-final and final).
The British Wheelchair Basketball team won bronze in Beijing and is is fresh off a European Championship. It is likely to be involved on 8 September in the classification and medal matches. A limited amount of tickets still remain in the lower price categories.
A £10 day pass at ExCeL on 1 or 2 September could allow spectators to see Will Bailey as he goes for gold in Table Tennis for ParalympicsGB, as well as the Powerlifting finals and Boccia preliminaries.
The British team won gold in Beijing in the Boccia team event and on 4 September will be looking to go for gold again at the ExCeL. A £10 day-pass on this day could also provide access to medal events in Powerlifting and Wheelchair Fencing
At just 13 years old, Ellie Simmonds burst onto the scene in Beijing, winning two medals. There is still some limited availability particularly in the lower price categories for sessions she may compete in on 1 September, 3 September, 4 September and 8 September.
British powerlifter Zoe Newson became the junior world champion in 2010 and will be going for gold in the 40kg category on 30 August.
- Medals will be awarded in Para-Cycling road events Brands Hatch every session between 5 September and 8 September.
“When the process closes at 6 p.m. on Monday, we anticipate that we will have had applications for hundreds of thousands of tickets – a fantastic achievement a year out from the Paralympic Games,” said LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe. “There is still availability across many sports providing opportunities to see world class sport at our world class venues.”
“The demand for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets, and the fact that some sessions are already oversubscribed one year out, is like nothing ever seen before in the history of the Paralympic Games,” said IPC President Sir Philip Craven. “To have such interest and hunger in the Games really is unprecedented.
“For those yet to apply for tickets, I can promise you an elite sporting event that will surprise and inspire you like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”