London 2012 Olympics

This item appears on page 19 of the July 2011 issue.

• Any remaining tickets to the 2012 Olympics in London, July 25-Aug. 12, are being sold in a random-selection ballot and in “hospitality packages” from Authorized Ticket Resellers (ATRs). The ATR for the US and Canada is CoSport (Box 905, Far Hills, NJ 07931; 877/457-4647 or 908/326-2660).

CoSport packages range from $8,080 for two people for three nights’ hotel with breakfast and tickets for two events (badminton and beach volleyball) up to $32,555 for two people for four nights, with tickets to several events and the Closing Ceremony plus transport and sightseeing. Visit

• The Paralympic Games in London, Aug. 29-Sept. 9, 2012, will be held in many of the same venues. Direct-sale event tickets may be applied for at, Sept. 9-30, 2011.

Direct-sale tickets cost from £10-£45 (near $16-$73) for individual events up to £125-£500 for Opening or Closing Ceremony. Visit In the US and Canada, CoSport offers land packages with tickets.