Next wave of London 2012 tickets go on sale

The next phase of the London 2012 ticket-sales process will begin on Friday morning.

The 20,000 people who missed out in the first two rounds of sales will be given priority when the 900,000 extra tickets go on sale at 1100 BST on Friday (May 11).

Those people will have an exclusive period of 31 hours to buy the tickets.

After that time another one million people who were unsuccessful in the first ballot last year will have a five-day window to try to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person will be limited to applying for one session and a maximum of four tickets.

During the forthcoming phase of sales, 70,000 tickets to access the Olmypic Park will be sold for the first time.

These tickets will allowed people access to the park in Stratford to watch sport on the big screens but they will not allow acess to any of the actual events. Such tickets will cost £10 or £5 for those aged 16 or under or 60 or over.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “We know thousands of sports fans were disappointed when they missed out in the initial sales period because of the massive demand for tickets.

“We promised we would prioritise these fans when we released the contingency tickets, which is exactly what we are doing.”

The 20,000 people who missed out completely in the sales rounds in March and June last year will have a chance to purchase tickets for all events. A limited number for the opening and closing ceremonies will also be included. Those eligible will be informed by organisers via email on Tuesday.

After that, the one million people who applied in the initial ballot but were unsuccessful will have tickets released for different sports over five days (from 1100 BST each day) as follows:

May 13: hockey, tennis, wrestling (freestyle), wrestling (Greco-Roman), beach volleyball and football.

May 14: athletics (race walk), athletics (marathon), canoe slalom, canoe sprint, shooting, swimming, volleyball, weightlifting and cycling (track).

May 15: equestrian (dressage), equestrian (eventing), equestrian (jumping), diving, synchronised swimming, handball, table tennis, swimming (marathon) and water polo.

May 16: basketball (North Greenwich arena sessions), badminton, sailing, gymnastics (artistic), gymnastics (rhythmic), gymnastics (trampoline), judo, taekwondo, boxing and fencing.

May 17: archery, basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), cycling (BMX), cycling (mountain bike), cycling (road), modern pentathlon, rowing, triathlon and Olympic Park tickets.