Tickets at the London 2012 Games have been in great demand, but the Olympic Council of Ireland along with sponsors P&G and Electric Ireland have combined resources to ensure Team Ireland athletes family members have tickets to each round their loved ones compete in at the London 2012 Games.
Athletes will be allocated 2 tickets per session that they compete in free of charge, except in swimming were one ticket per athlete session is provided. If family members wish to avail of more tickets they can do so through the normal Authorised Ticketing Agencies. In Ireland the ticketing agency is THG.
Pat Hickey said “with tickets in high demand the OCI have worked with LOCOG and our sponsors to ensure each athlete has access to tickets for their family members. Once the team is registered at our Delegation Registration Meeting on July 10th, the ticketing request will be submitted to the London Organising Committee for the London Olympic Games (LOCOG) based on our final quota of qualified athletes. LOCOG are still working out the exact method of ticket distribution but we will have more details on this shortly”
As the ‘Proud Sponsor of Mums’, P&G was delighted to be the first Olympic Partner in Ireland to offer mums of athletes tickets for the London Games. We know from our contact with families of Irish Olympians that access to Games tickets is difficult. We are delighted to help mums overcome this by ensuring they can see their athlete compete at London 2012. This follows our wider commitment to give 95% of our ticket allocation directly to Mums and families. P&G has also given tickets to the mums of all Irish Paralympians competing in August.
Nathan Homer, P&G Olympics & Paralympics Director
Electric Ireland is proud to be supporting Ireland’s athletes in their journey to London 2012. When we announced this sponsorship in September 2011 we were determined to make it a partnership with the OCI, the Athletes and their families and this announcement further demonstrates this successful partnership and our commitment to Team Ireland athletes and their families.
Liam Molloy, General Manager, Electric Ireland