Tickets for London 2012 will go on sale in March 2011 with details of how to purchase them announced nearer the time. Currently, you are able to register your interest in tickets through the London 2012 Games website.
This will mean you are kept up to date regarding ticketing news and other exciting events and offers. More then nine million tickets will be made available and prices have recently been announced, starting from £20. Special prices are available for young people and seniors.
Young people who are 16 years old or younger (at 27 July 2012) will pay their age for a ticket. Seniors aged 60 and over (at 27 July 2012) will pay £16. These 'pay your age' ticket prices and senior ticket prices will be available in more than 200 sessions. Paralympic Games ticket prices will be announced in 2011. Spectators will be able to see some events, such as the Road Cycling, Triathlon and Marathon, for free.
The London 2012 Games volunteer recruitment process for Games Makers ended 27th October 2010.. Up to 70,000 volunteers will be needed to help deliver the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012.
There will be a variety of roles to be filled in areas such as sport, technology, transport and accreditation services. There are plenty of other ways to get involved. Why not become a Trailblazer volunteer, working one day a week performing various administrative duties in one of the LOCOG departments? Games Makers are required to be 18 or over, but a young Games Maker scheme for under 18s will be announced in summer 2011.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference to your local community. See http://www.do-it.org.uk/ for a range of opportunities in your area.
Many of the commercial opportunities for companies in association with the London 2012 Games are advertised on the CompeteFor website. CompeteFor is a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to the London 2012 Games and other major public and private sector buying organisations.
With a particular focus on supply chain opportunities, CompeteFor acts as a brokerage service, matching buyers with potential suppliers. It also facilitates access to focused business support, through the national Business Link network, helping to boost the long–term competitiveness of your business.
To date, 17 companies based in the South East have become Tier one suppliers to the Games through the Compete For scheme.
There is a huge range of accommodation available in the South East for visitors to the Games. We are the closest region to the Games venues, and we offer everything from campsites to luxury country hotels. Click here for more information.
It is not possible to apply directly to compete in the 2012 Games. The best advice is to join a club in your chosen sport and then to tell your coach that you have ambitions to compete at the highest possible level. If you are at school or college, then talk to your Head of Physical Education about your ambitions.
Your coach or teacher will help you achieve your maximum potential, although very few athletes make it all the way to becoming an Olympian or Paralympian. Sport is great fun, whatever level you achieve!