London 2012: Nine in 10 Paralympic ticket applicants succeed

David Weir David Weir won Britain's only athletics gold medal at the Beijing Paralympics

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Nine out of 10 applicants will get at least some tickets for next year's Paralympic Games, London 2012 organiser Locog has revealed.

It is estimated more than 100,000 people will get some of the 800,000 tickets available.

There were ballots for 16 sports including athletics, track cycling and swimming which were oversubscribed.

Payments will be taken from Tuesday 18 October for the Games, which start on 29 August next year.

Demand for some Paralympic tickets has been high, with ballots needed across 117 price categories.

On track

Sports for which some ticket ballots were held

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Track Cycling
  • Football
  • Judo
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby

A total of 1.5 million tickets in total were on sale for the Paralympics, which will feature more than 4,200 athletes with a variety of disabilities from 150 nations.

Including sales to international visitors and sponsors, over 1,000,000 tickets have now been sold .

Locog chief executive Paul Deighton said: "We were thrilled by the response to Paralympic Games tickets and since the application process closed our teams have been working hard to run the required ballots, ready to begin the process of taking payments and allocating tickets.

"We are on track to complete payments by the end of the month and ready to inform people what tickets they have by 18 November."

Road cycling, sailing, powerlifting and sitting volleyball are the only sports in which at least one session has not sold out.

The games organisers say these tickets sales - 10 months before the events - compare favourably with those for other high-profile sporting events.

London 2012 - Begin your journey here

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Around 494,000 tickets were sold for the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and 398,000 tickets for the England v India 2011 Test Series.

Payment for the tickets will be taken by 31 October and successful applicants will find out by 18 November what tickets they have.

In December the remaining tickets will go on sale, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remaining tickets for the Olympic football tournament will go on sale at the same time.

Further contingency tickets for both the Olympics and Paralympics will be sold next spring.

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