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Monday, July 16, 2012
With just 11 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games begins there are still tickets available for many events. Reporter Amy Fordham finds out what sports fans are still able to see.
Athletics Race Walk
The athletics area at The Mall is still open with tickets available for Saturday, August 11 at an early viewing of 9.00am until 1.30pm or later at 5pm until 6.45pm. Tickets range from £20 to £30 and a choice between the men’s 50km walk and the women’s 20km walk is available as well as the victory ceremony.
Tickets for Badminton are still available for men and women’s singles or doubles at quarter-final and semi-final matches. You can head down there on Thursday, August 2 from 5pm until 8pm at the Wembley Arena. These tickets start from £30.00 up to £95.00.
It is still possible to watch the sport on August 1, August 11 and August 12 with a range of evening and morning tickets still free. Women and men’s games are still open with semi-final and medal matches ready to be snapped up for North Greenwich Area and the Basketball Arena.
Next it’s Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade where temporary courts and seating will be installed, one court will hold 15,000 people with two people and four floodlight towers at each corner and two practice courts at the east of the arena. Tickets are still on sale and a chance to bag them for £20 up to the highest price of £450 on July 30 and August 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9. There are three morning events left and the rest are for the evening, with men and women’s games available.
Watch men and women set sail in the sailing championships of the Olympics at Weymouth and Portland in Dorset from July 29 to August 11 with six days sold out, starting from 12pm in the afternoon. Tickets at the lowest price are £20 and stretch to only £55 – Dinghy, Windsurfer and victory ceremonies are still available.
If you want to watch heavy weight or light weight, quarter-finals or finals, it’s all still there on the Olympic website, a wide choice of availability to watch champion boxers starts on July 28 to August 12 at Excel London. Exhibition Centre London is an exhibitions and conference centre on the site of the northern quay of The Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Tickets are going for July 28, 30, 31 and August 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12.
Follow Fencing events at the gold, semi-final and bronze medal events for men and women with only one day left of tickets on August 4 at 6pm until 8.50pm, £30 to £95 depending on seating arrangements.
British Volleyball games at Earls Court are still available to buy; Great Britain v Italy, Great Britain v Algeria, Great Britain v Australia, Great Britain v Dominican Republic and Great Britain v Japan.
Even hockey has places left for spectators and British games at that! Support your country at Great Britain v China, Great Britain v Korea, Great Britain v Japan and Belgium v Great Britain. These games can be seen at Riverbank Arena from July 29 to August 11 fro £65 at the highest.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
To boost your Olympic Spirit there is still time left to watch the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, July 27 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, but for a cool £2000. The closing ceremony on August 12 also still has tickets.
Don’t miss Great Britain battling it out for Olympic champion.
Other tickets still on sale include games of Handball, Judo, Table Tennis, Weight lifting, Freestyle Wrestling and Greco-Roman Wrestling.
To see which events are still available to purchase click on the link on this page.