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