A total of 10,000 tickets will be donated to Tickets For Troops through the London 2012 Ticketshare scheme, giving members of the Army, Royal Navy and RAF the chance to attend the Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer free of charge.
Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide members of the Armed Forces with free tickets for major sporting, entertainment, musical and cultural events. Since launching, over 250,000 tickets have been donated, and over 90,000 troops have registered on the Tickets For Troops website.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: 'I’m absolutely delighted that through our Ticketshare scheme we will be involving members of the armed services and their families. Through the sale of our Prestige tickets we are enabling the donation of tickets to a number of deserving causes – it would be unimaginable that we wouldn’t include our armed service personnel. I would urge those who are eligible to get on the Tickets For Troops website to register their details.'
The London 2012 Ticketshare scheme will also see 125,000 tickets donated to London schoolchildren, while a further 50,000 will be distributed to schools across the rest of the UK.