Olympic test event tickets go on sale

Tickets for some of the first competitive test events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have gone on sale today.

Prices range from �5 to �35 for Mountain Bike, Beach Volleyball, Basketball and BMX events between July 31 and august 21,

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “These events provide us with vital opportunities to test our venues, but also our staff, technologies and planning. They will also provide people with a fantastic opportunity to see some world class sport in these venues ahead of the Games – a snapshot of what is to come next year.

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/londonpreparesseries using Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) cards only. Applications can also be made by calling 0844 248 5079. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Organisers have confirmed 250 tickets for these events will be donated to schools in the six host boroughs,

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