JUST THE TICKET

Archery
Venue: Royal Artillery Barracks

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Wednesday 5 September 2012

Medal events: 9

Athletes: 140 (88 men, 52 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £10

Athletics
Venues: Olympic Stadium (track and field events); The Mall (road events)

Dates: Friday 31 August – Sunday 9 September 2012

Medal events: 170

Athletes: 1,100 (740 men, 360 women

Ticket prices: £5 to £45

Scott Moorhouse, Javelin

Q. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WATCH YOUR SPORT OVER OTHERS?

A. Athletics is a purity sport, being the best individual, competing directly with others and being measured simply by who can run the fastest, jump the highest or throw the furthest. It’s shows athletes in their rawest form - power, strength and speed.

Q. WHICH OTHER PARALYMPIC EVENT WOULD YOU WATCH?

A. I’ve always been a fan of contact sports, so I’d recommend wheelchair rugby. It is quite a brutal game fuelled with aggression and plenty of collisions.

Boccia
Venue: ExCel

Dates: Sunday 2 September – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 7

Athletes: 104

Ticket prices: £5 to £15

Karl Parrish, Boccia

Q. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WATCH YOUR SPORT OVER OTHERS?

A. Because they’ll be amazed at the skill and methods, particularly as we play with and against athletes with various disabilities.

Q. WHICH OTHER PARALYMPIC EVENT WOULD YOU WATCH?

A. Wheelchair rugby as it is a fast-moving, full-on game and one I would like to have played if I was able.

Road Cycling
Venue: Brands Hatch

Dates: Wednesday 5 September – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 32

Athletes: 225 (155 men, 70 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £10

Track Cycling
Venue: Velodrome, Olympic Park

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012

Medal events: 18

Athletes: 225 (155 men, 70 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £45

Equestrian
Venue: Greenwich Park

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Tuesday 4 September 2012

Medal events: 11

Athletes: 78

Ticket prices: £5 to £10

5-A-Side Football
Venue: Hockey Centre, Olympic Park

Dates: Friday 31 August – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 1

Athletes: 64 (eight teams, all men)

Ticket prices: £5 to £35

7-A-Side Football
Venue: Hockey Centre, Olympic Park

Dates: Saturday 1 September – Sunday 9 September 2012

Medal events: 1

Athletes: 96 (eight teams, all men)

Ticket prices: £5 to £35

Goalball
Venue: Handball Arena, Olympic Park

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Friday 7 September 2012

Medal events: 2

Athletes: 132 (72 men, 60 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £15

Judo
Venue: ExCel

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 1 September 2012

Medal events: 13

Athletes: 132 (84 men, 48 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £15

Powerlifting
Venue: ExCel

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Wednesday 5 September 2012

Medal events: 20

Athletes: 200 (120 men, 80 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £15

Rowing
Venue: Eton Dorney

Dates: Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September 2012

Medal events: 4

Athletes: 96 (48 men, 48 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £10

Sailing
Venues: Weymouth and Portland

Dates: Saturday 1 September – Thursday 6 September 2012

Medal events: 3

Athletes: 80

Ticket prices: Free – not ticketed

Shooting
Venue: Royal Artillery Barracks

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Tuesday 4 September 2012

Medal events: 12

Athletes: 140 (100 men, 40 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £1

Swimming
Venue: Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 148

Athletes: 600 (350 men, 250 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £45

Table Tennis
Venue: ExCel

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 29

Athletes: 276 (174 men, 102 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £15

Volleyball
Venue: ExCel

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 2

Athletes: 198 (110 men, 88 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £35

Wheelchair Basketball
Venue: North Greenwich Arena (The O2), Basketball Arena, Olympic Park

Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 2

Athletes: 264 (144 men, 120 women)

Ticket prices: £5 to £45

Judith Hamer, Basketball

Q. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WATCH YOUR SPORT?

A. Wheelchair basketball is fast paced and there’s always something to watch and points being scored. There’s never a dull moment.

Q. WHICH OTHER PARALYMPIC EVENT WOULD YOU WATCH?

A. Cycling because it’s fast and if I didn’t play basketball I’d definitely want to be a cyclist.

Wheelchair Fencing
Venue: ExCel

Dates: Tuesday 4 September – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 12

Athletes: 100

Ticket prices: £5 to £15

Wheelchair Rugby:
Venue: Basketball Arena, Olympic Park

Dates: Wednesday 5 September – Sunday 9 September 2012

Medal events: 1

Athletes: 96 (eight teams)

Ticket prices: £5 to £35

James Hamilton, Fencing

Q. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WATCH YOUR SPORT?

A. There’s a lot of skill and agility in wheelchair fencing and they’re much faster with their swords than able bodied counterparts. Bouts are very fast, intense and can leave the spectators unsure of what has just happened!

Q. WHICH OTHER PARALYMPIC EVENT WOULD YOU WATCH?

A. Wheelchair basketball, as for many years it was my main sport. It’s very fast and skilful which makes it very spectator friendly, whether you know anything about it or not.

Wheelchair Tennis
Venue: Eton Manor, Olympic Park

Dates: Saturday 1 August – Saturday 8 September 2012

Medal events: 6

Athletes: 112

Ticket prices: £5 to £35

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How to grab your slice of the action
TICKETS for the Olympics may be like gold dust, but those for the Paralympics are about to go on sale next week.

First you will need to create an account online, then review the competition schedule above (a more detailed version is available at London2012.com) and then finally submit your application.

RANDOM BALLOT
Ticket applications can be submitted any time from Friday 9 September until Monday 26 September and there is no advantage to doing it earlier. However, it is recommended that you allow yourself time to consider exactly which events to apply for.

You can only submit one application but it can cover numerous events. If demand exceeds supply for a certain event, tickets will be allocated by random ballot.

For those who prefer not to use the online ticketing system, paper application forms are available from branches of Lloyds TSB.

However, Visa card – whether debit, credit or prepaid – is the only form of payment accepted.

FURTHER TICKETS
While applications close on 26 September it may take a few weeks for payment to be debited from your designated account. Organisers say they expect funds to be debited by 31 October but that final notification will be sent out by 18 November.

Further tickets will go on sale later this year, on a first-come, first served basis both online and by telephone. However, some events may have sold out by then.