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Well, That Sucked: London 2012 Olympics Ticket Confirmations Went Out Today

May 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM | by | ()

Ticket reservation results for the London 2012 Olympics came out today and we're pissed. Check your inbox; if you completed your ticket requests before April 22, through the official US ticket distributor CoSport, then you should know by now whether or not you'll be hitting the velodrome, Wembley Stadium, the Aquatics Centre or all three (and more) 427 days from now.

How did you fare? Hopefully better than we did. Going through the approved channels and putting in our request of many different sports at many different ticket pricing levels, only one event was confirmed. And it's (of course) the one we were least excited about! Here's an important question: why was our request for 1 ticket to Canoe Slalom (at a venue outside London, even) denied? It was the most random event we requested and still...no dice.

If you're looking to snag some tickets still, the chances are slimmer than ever, but at least there is a chance. Unsold tickets hit the block on Friday, June 24th, although they are only open to those who attempted to get tickets through CoSport. Maybe we've got a second chance at canoe slalom after all.

Curious to see some stats? We've got 'em:

The below information is only from CoSport, meaning only tickets requested from the United States.

Number of Tickets requested – 199,516 tickets
Ballot inventory available – 57,907 tickets

Top 5 Sports Requested and Expected Results from Ballot Process
1. Swimming – We expect to confirm 4.65% of the tickets requested
2. Athletics – We expect to confirm 20.05% of the tickets requested
3. Gymnastics Artistic – We expect to confirm 5.62% of the tickets requested
4. Football – We expect to confirm 26.69% of the tickets requested
5. Tennis – We expect to confirm 14.08% of the tickets requested

Top 5 Sessions/Categories Oversubscribed and Expected Results from Ballot Process
July 27, 2012 – ZO001 – Opening Ceremony - (CAT C) – We expect to confirm 0.13% of the tickets requested
July 31, 2012 – GA008 – Gymnastics Artistic - (CAT E)- We expect to confirm 0.69% of the tickets requested
August 2, 2012 – GA010 – Gymnastics Artistic - (CAT E) – We expect to confirm 0.72% of the tickets requested
August 5, 2012 – AT005 – Athletics - (CAT D) – We expect to confirm 1.12% of the tickets requested
July 29, 2012 – SW004 – Swimming - (CAT D) – We expect to confirm 4.80 % of the tickets requested

[Photo: Jaunted]

Archived Comments:

Total Suckage

Yep, it did suck this morning and see the message "NONE CONFIRMED." Praying to the heavens there are still some category A or B tickets left for the Women's team final during the live sale in June. Don't want to get my hopes up though. :-/