Danish London 2012 tickets on offer to Brits via EU loophole

TICKETS for oversubscribed London 2012 dates involving some of Britain’s leading medal hopes are set to go on sale today in Denmark – although English-based punters will also be able to snap them up.

Packages to watch Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt at the Olympic Stadium are also among those available through the website www.sportsworld.co.uk, City A.M. has learned. The agents are licensed to sell to Denmark and Liechtenstein but anyone with an address in the European Union can take up the deals. The tickets are part of packages that include one night’s accommodation in central London.

Packages to see the men’s 4x100m relay final on 11 August, which is likely to feature Bolt, start from £475, while the men’s cycling team sprint on 2 August, expected to involve Team GB and Sir Chris Hoy, starts at £795.

Swimmer Rebecca Adlington is among the favourites for the women’s 800m freestyle final on 3 August at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, with packages costing upwards of £545.

Packages are also on offer to see the USA’s basketball side, the so-called Dream Team, from £130 for a heat match to £295 for the final, in which they are expected to feature.