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Hi everyone:

Went on line at US Cosport to supplement my lottery allocation today and purchased 2 synchronized swimming tickets at top dollar since they were the only ones available at that time (1pm EST)...then 2 hours later less expensive tickets miraculously appeared...they popped up (at around 3pm.) I wasn't able to switch. Word to everyone...this has been happening from time to time on the website...it's constantly in "flux."

I don't feel too bad; however, because my lottery allocation was really good (but I requested top dollar in almost every category...) However, even before the lottery I bought a hospitality gymnastics package because I was bound and determined to see finals of women's gymnastics at these Olympics.

Total ticket cost for this "Bucket List Event" my first Olympic experience. 17K. My brother who is getting married this month says it's about the cost of a wedding !!! Guess I'm marrying the Olympics...at least I don't have to buy any RINGS as the Olympics comes with 5 of them...

Could people post links to other websites they are monitoring for Olympic information besides the LOCOG and Cosport sites?

Thanks so much,

Mercury

I don't understand the COSPORT process ? In their website, they are announcing the second phase starting on the 28th ? Is that only for new customers... meaning that customers from the first phase have private sells for the second one ?

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Well I got bored of waiting to get ticket holders off the 2012 website so Ive made my own. Bought official Lanyards, found plastic ticket holders then branded the holder up myself. Blank one side and

Just got my Paralympics email. I got Opening, closing ceremonies and athletics with the 100m final woo hoo.

OMG!!! I got 2x £20.12 Opening Ceremony tickets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't believe it I am going to the opening ceremony!!!!!!! :D:D:D

I don't understand the COSPORT process ? In their website, they are announcing the second phase starting on the 28th ? Is that only for new customers... meaning that customers from the first phase have private sells for the second one ?

I received this mail during the night... so some additional informations and a new date on the 7th for the second phase... and for 'new customer' !

Dear CoSport New Account Holder:

As we prepare for the launch of our next phase for ticket sales, we want to provide you with this update and to give you information on the process in the event you wish to consider making a purchase.

In terms of an update, we have now completed the process of confirming orders from the Initial Ticket Request Phase. There was a very large demand for tickets. Many events were oversubscribed and therefore required that we utilize a ballot process.

Due to the expected large demand for remaining tickets, we have delayed some of the launch dates for our Phase II Ticket Sales. We are taking this action to try and spread out the demand and thereby create a better experience for customers in all of our markets. The date of our launch in Europe is listed below. Other EU/EEA countries can purchase based on the times below.

Local Date and Time

July 7th, 2011

Austria (Vienna) - 9:00 am

Bulgaria (Sofia) - 10:00 am

Sweden (Stockholm) - 9:00 am

Norway (Oslo) - 9:00 am

Please note that the available ticket inventory will not be available or posted on our website, www.cosport.com, prior to the ‘Commencement Date”.

Anyone wishing to make a purchase will have to create an account (which you have already done). In order to access the inventory and make a purchase on the Commencement Date go to our website at www.cosport.com. Login to your existing account. After completing the login, click the “Buy Tickets” button (or alternatively click on the “Products” tab then select “Individual Tickets”). Orders will only be accepted through our website. Phone, Fax and Email orders will not be accepted.

The only tickets in our inventory for the Phase II sales process are those tickets that remained unsold after our Initial Request Phase. As such there will not be tickets to all sports events or sessions. Only the available inventory will be displayed. This sales phase is a live sales process, and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. All sales are final, and our standard terms and conditions for all purchases will apply.

Like in the Initial Request Phase we expect a high demand for the remaining ticket inventory. At times the website may be slow to respond, but we are preparing to deliver the best service possible.

Also bear in mind that in addition to individual tickets we offer for sale ticket and hospitality packages. These offerings can be viewed under the “Products” tab on the CoSport website. Finally, while we are putting up for sale all of the inventory we have at this time we continue to work with the London Olympic Organizing Committee in an effort to secure more tickets. If we receive any additional ticket allocations, then our plans are to add those tickets for sale. With that said we encourage people to check back on our website from time to time, and we will also try to provide periodic updates.

Regards,

CoSport

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1) I think (and I'm just guessing this) that those who participated in Cosport Lottery but who were not allocated lottery tickets had a presale starting on Thursday the 23rd. I am interpolating this situation...because I read a post on this website from someone who did not get stuff in the lottery, but who participated and saw that many events were available for purchase at that time.

2) Those who participated in the Cosport Lottery and who were allocated lottery tickets had a presale starting a day later...on the 24th..this is what I participated in...I had no idea that certain tickets were being sold a day prior and cosport did not inform me in anyway of this. It makes sense to do this though...LOCOG also did this with their Lottery...those who got tickets in the Lottery had to wait until after unlucky Lottery participants got a chance at some tickets....I'm just a bit upset that I wasn't made aware of this.

3) The 28th starts the general public for individual ticket sales...

Note: Hospitality packages are ongoing for everyone. Cosport has new hospitality packages out called "tickets and hospitality"...no housing is provided in these packages. A cheaper way of getting grouped tickets...I was only able to view this option on the 24th. Perhaps this new type of hospitality package will be viewable to the public on the 28th if it is not viewable already by all.

Hope this info helps.

M

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An added note:

It doesn't make sense that certain countries are blocked out by a week and then would not have the option to buy tickets...they must have different ticket inventories for various countries...or perhaps they may decide to release tickets held in hospitality packages that they haven't yet sold by July 7th....

$17K? You're kidding? :blink:

Good luck and enjoy!! Hope you can take it off your taxes!

Nope: Opening Ceremony ticket won in Lottery $4,300 US Dollars.

Memory...Priceless. OOOOPPPsss that's the MasterCard commercial tag and I had to buy with VISA !!!

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Total ticket cost for this "Bucket List Event" my first Olympic experience. 17K. My brother who is getting married this month says it's about the cost of a wedding !!! Guess I'm marrying the Olympics...at least I don't have to buy any RINGS as the Olympics comes with 5 of them...

Could people post links to other websites they are monitoring for Olympic information besides the LOCOG and Cosport sites?

Now that's the way to do the Games!

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Was that for the ticket only...or was it for a package? I thot the "A" OC ticket only for the US market was $3,727??

Wow. You guys are experts at this stuff. I stand corrected...slip of the finger...yes my ticket was 3,727.

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Now I’m having problems with the Visa web site setting up a virtual prepayment card , as if having to wait for the money I already paid by postal order to be refunded which wont happen till the 8th of July.

They original told July the 31st which would have been a complete outrage.

If and when the Visa web site does allow me to set up a prepayment card it wont be free, I will have to give visa £5 just for the privilege of transferring money from the prepayment card I already had but couldn’t use just because it wasn’t visa,

Why bother promoting postal applications in the first place.

Give me a cash box office any day over this night mere.

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London 2012 sells out 23 of 26 sports after second round rush for tickets

Tickets remain only for football, volleyball and wrestling at London 2012 after another 850,000 tickets were sold in the second round sale, which opened on Friday (June 24), it was announced today.

It means that, with still more than a year to go until the Olympics are due to start, 23 of the sports are completely sold-out - unprecedented in the history of the Games, which stretches back to 1896.

This massive demand meant about 10 per cent were not successful in this round.

There were 2.3 million tickets on sale and 24 sports were in the second round sale, 18 of which were sold out by Friday evening.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/13390-london-2012-sells-out-23-of-26-sports-after-second-round-rush-for-tickets-

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London 2012 sells out 23 of 26 sports after second round rush for tickets

Tickets remain only for football, volleyball and wrestling at London 2012 after another 850,000 tickets were sold in the second round sale, which opened on Friday (June 24), it was announced today.

It means that, with still more than a year to go until the Olympics are due to start, 23 of the sports are completely sold-out - unprecedented in the history of the Games, which stretches back to 1896.

This massive demand meant about 10 per cent were not successful in this round.

There were 2.3 million tickets on sale and 24 sports were in the second round sale, 18 of which were sold out by Friday evening.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/13390-london-2012-sells-out-23-of-26-sports-after-second-round-rush-for-tickets-

Those 23 sports are sold out for now, regarding the public allotment to date.

As Coe said, 1 million tickets would come from contingency seats in the following month, and you will also have some of the tickets that are actually in the package sold by Thomas Cook that will return in the general public allotments....

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Well anyone who was hoping to pick up Swedish, Austrian etc tickets through Cosport will not be surprised that James Pearce from the BBC has just told his legion of Twitter followers to register before 7th July.

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"Over a million new tickets will be offered to the British public next year from contingency seats, once venues are tested and licensed, and we aim to get as many of these tickets as possible into the hands of customers who have missed out to date."

only to the British public?!

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To all my disappointed fellow-GB 2012 ticket-buyers...

Take heart...you know a few lucky advanced tix buyers, especially those who got Opening, will probably have their tickers go off before July 29 next year. So you might still be lucky.

OOps, doesn't include you, Adrienne 17. ;)

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"Over a million new tickets will be offered to the British public next year from contingency seats, once venues are tested and licensed, and we aim to get as many of these tickets as possible into the hands of customers who have missed out to date."

only to the British public?!

They meant through LOCOG, so that means British Public & other EU citizen...

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so after no tickets in the first round (despite applying for quite a lot of sessions and some random events) we applied in the 2nd round and my partner and I got all 6 events that we put in for. That means Athletics finals and 2 heats, Mens Volleyball bronze medal match, Mens Beach volleyball quarter finals and a weightlifting final.

I'm def happy with the spread of events - but still disappointed with the overall ticketing process. Why didn't they share the tickets out more in the first round? It definitely favoured those people who could risk dropping a lot of money on tickets.

I have to say that I'm also disappointed with LOCOG. Their annoucement of a further 1 million+ tickets being available next year makes me feel that they are not being very honest. I understand that not all venues are finalised and that some seats will become available - but one million!! If there are roughly 650 sessions then that is an average of over 1500 seats becoming 'available' at each session. Yes, this is possible in the stadium - but what about the smaller venues like the velodrome or the volleyball?

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so after no tickets in the first round (despite applying for quite a lot of sessions and some random events) we applied in the 2nd round and my partner and I got all 6 events that we put in for. That means Athletics finals and 2 heats, Mens Volleyball bronze medal match, Mens Beach volleyball quarter finals and a weightlifting final.

I'm def happy with the spread of events - but still disappointed with the overall ticketing process. Why didn't they share the tickets out more in the first round? It definitely favoured those people who could risk dropping a lot of money on tickets.

I have to say that I'm also disappointed with LOCOG. Their annoucement of a further 1 million+ tickets being available next year makes me feel that they are not being very honest. I understand that not all venues are finalised and that some seats will become available - but one million!! If there are roughly 650 sessions then that is an average of over 1500 seats becoming 'available' at each session. Yes, this is possible in the stadium - but what about the smaller venues like the velodrome or the volleyball?

People are never happy....

Actually with no session at Round 1 and 6 sessions in Round 2, you're luckier than me that after applying for 20 sessions, I only got 3 ! And when i will apply in some weeks in my Round 2, the choice should be reduced !

So the process was fair for the Round 1, through a ballot, not so fair actually as 2 different rounds... And that was not announced before by LOCOG. They apparently change their mind to try to satisfy a maximum of people !

So great, i know i will have other opportunity to get the tickets i wanted or tickets to attend a maximum of different events to live a real olympic experience !

Regarding, the million tickets, i am repeating myself, they will not only come from seats contingency related to overlay, but also from Thomas Cook, some sponsors allotment adjustement and from some of the NOCs !

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Didnt manage to get Athletics or basketball tickets in the 2nd round (gutted), so missing out currently on my 'big3' (athletics, cycling & swimming)

So far, with a friend, tickets now for 6 sports

Rowing qualifiers (Sun / Mon am)

W Hockey qualifiers (Sun eve)

Tennis (Centre Court, 2nd rnd)

Beach Volleyball (R16, late night Sat session)

W Handball Bronze Medal

M 10m Diving Final

Still want to get into the stadium, and ideally gymnastics / trampolining to take my little boy to. Any idea if Co-sport will have availability for Gym & Athletics ?

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