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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Extra Paralympic tickets go on sale

17th August 2012

Organisers of the Paralympic Games have added 45,000 extra tickets to the events to help meet demand.

The new tickets available will include seats for the various athletic sessions as well as track cycling, rowing, wheelchair basketball and equestrian, in addition to the 22,000 tickets that are currently being sold to watch the opening and closing ceremonies.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: "After the nation took the Olympic Games and Team GB to their hearts in such a spectacular way, it is no surprise that they look set to do the same for Paralympics GB and the Paralympic Games.

"We are working flat out to stage a memorable Paralympic Games and I’m delighted that the enthusiasm and support for our Games from the UK shows no sign of wavering. ”

People planning London getaways will also be pleased to discover that a further 100,000 tickets are expected to be released during the Games, which start on August 29th.

Prices start from £10 each and include free travelcards for public transport to the venues. There are a variety of tickets available includes a special ExCel day pass which allows holders to watch all of the sports being played at the venue - table tennis, judo, sitting volleyball, wheelchair fencing, powerlifting and boccia.

It is also expected that Olympic Park non-event passes will be soon be available. Costing £5 for adults and £1 for concessions, these tickets allow people to spend the day inside the park to enjoy the atmosphere.

Visitors staying in central London hotels can also watch all the action at the Paralympics on a 60 metre-square screen at the dedicated BT Live space in Trafalgar square.

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