The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed details of its ticket resale process for Olympic and Paralympic ticketholders.
Those who have bought tickets directly from LOCOG before 6 January 2012 will be able to resell their tickets via www.tickets.london2012.com from 6 January 2012 until 3 February 2012. There will then be further opportunities to beginning in Spring 2012. The resale process will allow those who are no longer able to attend or no longer want their tickets to sell them to other sports fans and help ensure that venues are full at Games time.
Those who purchased tickets from LOCOG and wish to resell them will be able to choose which tickets they wish to resell via their ticketing account on www.tickets.london2012.com. Tickets submitted for resale may not appear for sale on the website immediately; they will be made available online for other customers to purchase on an ongoing basis. If sold, the seller will receive the full face value of the tickets. If the tickets remain unsold in this first phase which closes on 3 February, they will be returned to the ticket holder’s account. A further opportunity for ticketholders to try and resell any unwanted tickets will open in spring 2012.
Those who purchased tickets directly from overseas Authorized Ticket Resellers (ATRs) who wish to return them should contact the ATR concerned to discuss options.
“We asked people to buy tickets more than a year out from the Games and mindful of that, we promised that we would create this system for people whose circumstances may have changed to enable them to resale their tickets legally and safely,” LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton said.
“I’m convinced that most people will want to hold on to their tickets, but we are pleased to offer this resale programme which will give those who wish to use it , an opportunity to securely sell their tickets to others who wish to go to the Games or purchase more tickets and help us to achieve our aim of having full venues.’
Remaining tickets for the Paralympic Games are currently on sale until 6 February 2012 when the seat allocation process will begin. Contingency tickets and those not sold by 6 February will be made available for sale from Spring 2012 onwards online and via telephone. Further details will be announced.