Tickets for 2012 London Olympics Go on Sale This Week


London 2012With 501 days to go until the opening ceremonies, athletes are working toward qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Soon, hopeful spectators will begin the process of purchasing tickets for their favorite events.

Tickets for the Olympics can only be purchased from authorized sellers. For the United States, all purchases will go through To find authorized ticket sellers for other countries, visit

Beginning March 15, fans will be able to request individual event tickets. The Ticket Request Phase ends on April 22, 2011. You will be able to request tickets based on price range, but no actual seating charts are available. All of the equestrian events will take place in London’s Greenwich Park, approximately six miles from the main Olympic venue.

After the Request Phase has closed, the sellers will confirm inventory. If demand for tickets exceeds supply, they will be awarded at random through an automated process. Applying for tickets during the Request Phase does not guarantee that you will get tickets, but you will be required to purchase any tickets you reserved if they are allocated to you.

Ticket prices will be made available on March 15.

A second sale will take place in June of 2011 for any tickets that remain unsold after the first round of sales.

The equestrian events begin on the first day of Olympic competition with three-day eventing dressage and conclude shortly before the end with show jumping finishing up on August 9. For a full schedule, see the chart below.

Television coverage for the Olympics in the United States will again be provided by NBC through its network broadcast, several cable affiliates and online. will provide more detailed information when it becomes available.

London 2012 Olympic Equestrian Events Schedule
July 27Opening Ceremonies
July 28Eventing – Dressage
July 29Eventing – Dressage
July 30Eventing – Cross Country
July 31Eventing – Stadium Jumping
1st Round Individual Qualifier/Team Final
2nd Round Individual Final
August 2Dressage – Grand Prix 1st Qualifier
August 3Dressage – Grand Prix 1st Qualifier
August 4Show Jumping – 1st Qualifier
August 5Show Jumping
Individual 2nd Qualifier
Team 1st Round
August 6Show Jumping
Individual 3rd Qualifier
2nd Round Team Final
August 7Dressage – Grand Prix Special
2nd Individual Qualifier
Team Final
August 8Show Jumping
Individual Round A
Individual Round B/Final
August 9Dressage – Freestyle Individual Final
August 12Closing Ceremoies


  1. Would love to go.. but unless I get a free ticket like last time I don’t think I can go. It’s too far away. Who is the sponsor?

  2. I could never afford to see this in person so I hope that they give good tv footage. Sometimes the filming is pretty awful for the equestrian events.
    They show length after length of swim heats yet they can’t show the eventing dressage and even cut out large portions of the freestyle?
    I like watching all of the events but…


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