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Pay delay for London 2012 Olympic tickets

London 2012 payment to be taken later than planned
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Successful applicants for Olympic tickets will start having payments taken for their bank accounts a week later than originally planned, according to Locog

Successful applicants for Olympic tickets will start having payments taken for their bank accounts a week later than originally planned, according to Locog, the Olympics organising committee.

Applicants had been told that they should have sufficient funds in their account from 10 May, however London 2012 have now said that funds will not be taken until 16 May at the earliest and 24 June at the latest.

Random Ballot

Applicants for tickets will only find out whether they have been successful in the ballot for tickets once the money has been taken out of their account, with controversy surrounding the payment system in place. 

The ballot is completely random, meaning that you could potentially get all or none of the tickets that you’ve applied for.

Tickets range from £20 to over £2000 – the opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, cycling and athletics among the events suspected to be oversubscribed. 

For more information, visit the Which? Olympic tickets guide – including how to see the games without a ticket and how not to get caught out by scam websites.

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