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Monday, June 11, 2012

Olympics 2012: 8 Essential Details You Should Know When Planning to Visit and Watch Olympic Games


Olympics 2012 will bring in more visitors from all around the word to the second most visited place on the planet, London. Accommodation is deemed important if you are planning to stay and watch. Here are some essential details that you should know when planning a trip to London to watch the Olympic games.

What are the important dates for Olympic games in London?
Olympics 2012 will run from July 27 until August 12. The Paralympic games, on the other hand, are scheduled on August 29 to September 9.

Are rates higher during these dates?
London is the first Olympic host city to implement a charter that keeps pricing at fair rates throughout this period. According to reports, there are over 60 major tourism establishments that signed the Games-time charter. The providers will include restaurants, hotels, transportation and pubs. Fair rates are also implemented when visiting the Tower of London and Kensington Palace.

How can you save on lodging?
Experts highly recommend to avoid expensive hotels. Instead, they suggest you stay in your own flat or just rent a room through apartment rental companies. To further save on lodging, you may opt to stay outside of central London. Or you can stay in university halls or urban campsites, where you can rent a tent or you can bring your own.

Can you still get tickets for the games?
Unfortunately, most tickets for the Olympic Games are sold out already. However, you can still buy ticket and hotel packages through several outlets. You may browse online to find different types of packages that will include an accommodation and a ticket to certain Olympic event you want to witness. You will need to be patient as Olympics tickets these days are already limited.

Can you get free tickets?
Yes, you can. There are a significant number of events that you can freely watch. These will include the Triathlon and Marathon. You can witness these games on streets within the city. You can also watch your favorite sports through huge screens that show latest live action at different sites in the UK.

How to obtain tickets to the Olympics?
It is not that difficult to get tickets for this event. The first thing that you should do is to decide what sport you want to attend or witness. Then, visit the official website of the Olympics 2012 to find a list of schedules. You should find events that you are interested in. Watch as many events as you can while staying in that specific place. You may also check out less popular attractions to help you save money. These less popular attractions are cheaper for families.

What is the main sport you should look forward to during the Olympics 2012?
It is the women's boxing that will become the main sport during the London Games. Fans of baseball and softball may be dismayed to know that these two sports are not considered a part of the event.

What are the sports included in this year's Summer Olympics?

  1. Aquatics
  2. Athletics
  3. Archery
  4. Badminton
  5. Boxing
  6. Basketball
  7. Canoe
  8. Cycling
  9. Equestrian
  10. Fencing 
  11. Football/soccer
  12. Gymnastics
  13. Handball
  14. Hockey
  15. Judo
  16. Rowing
  17. Sailing
  18. Modern Pentathlon
  19. Shooting 
  20. Table tennis
  21. Tennis
  22. Taekwondo
  23. Triathlon
  24. Volleyball
  25. Weightlifting
  26. Wrestling
  27. Volleyball

 The Olympics 2012 will be here soon. So, you need to be ready and start preparing now.

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