Some 900,000 Olympic tickets are going back on sale, starting on Friday for a group of people who were unsuccessful in the ballot and second chance sales.
The 20,000 fans will have an exclusive 31-hour window from 11:00 on 11 May in which to purchase up to four tickets for a single event.
A million other unsuccessful ballot applicants can then apply for tickets from 13-17 May.
Unsold and Olympic Park tickets will then be made available to the public.
Seb Coe, chairman of Games organisers Locog, said: "We're very mindful of the promise we made last summer to get tickets to as many people who applied as possible, and prioritise them in future sales.
"This process only applies to a small group of our dedicated fans. We promised to get tickets into the hands of those who are our biggest fans."
All applicants can try to buy up to four tickets for one event only.
The first priority group of 20,000 people are those who applied in the ballot and then the second chance sale but missed out in the latter, despite applying for apparently available tickets.
The ticketing system at that time was meant to be showing "live" availability so they may have thought they had been successful in their application, only to find out by email on 26 June 2011 that they had failed.
They will now be contacted directly via email by Locog on Tuesday 8 May.
The 20,000 will be able to choose from any event including the opening and closing ceremonies, for which limited tickets are available. However Olympic Park tickets will not be part of their sale window.
From 13 to 17 May, the group of one million fans who unsuccessfully applied in the first ballot will have the chance to try to buy tickets, including 70,000 Park tickets.
Different sports are available from 11:00 each day, as follows:
- 13 May - Hockey, Tennis, Wrestling (Freestyle), Wrestling (Greco-Roman), Beach Volleyball and Football
- 14 May - Athletics (Race Walk), Athletics (Marathon), Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Cycling (Track)
- 15 May - Equestrian (Dressage), Equestrian (Eventing), Equestrian (Jumping), Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Handball, Table Tennis, Swimming (Marathon) and Water Polo
- 16 May - Basketball (North Greenwich Arena sessions), Badminton, Sailing, Gymnastics (Artistic), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Gymnastics (Trampoline), Judo, Taekwondo, Boxing and Fencing
- 17 May - Archery, Basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), Cycling (BMX), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Road), Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Triathlon and Olympic Park tickets
Any tickets which are unsold will be rolled forward into the next day's sales. Applicants can only apply for one session and once they are successful will be unable to buy any more tickets during this sales period.
On 23 May any unsold tickets will be made available to the general public and Olympic Park tickets will go on general sale.
The payment method will be by debit, credit or prepaid Visa card.
From 29 May, new tickets priced from £5 to £15 will go on sale for the cycling road race at Box Hill in Surrey, the cycling individual time trial at Hampton Court Palace, for the Hill and big screen at Wimbledon.
Those with day tickets for the Olympic Park or for sporting events there can also buy tickets for the same day for the Orbit Tower. Tickets will cost £15 full price and £7 for young people aged 16 or under or seniors aged 60 or over.
Organisers will be hopeful of avoiding the problems which plagued earlier ticket sales.
Chris Edmonds, managing director of Ticketmaster, said: "At times of major activity online, there's potential for slowing up of the ticketing process.
"Constantly clicking refresh on screen doesn't improve your position - once you are in the queue, you're in it and we'll process it, so we're asking people to be patient."
Locog chief executive Paul Deighton warned applicants to be organised.
"It's really important that people plan - they can purchase from one session and they'll then be closed off from the system," he said.
Rules over babies requiring tickets for Olympic events have also been clarified.
Earlier this year there was anger when it was announced that parents whose children were conceived after they had bought tickets would be required to get an extra ticket for their newborn child.
Locog have now confirmed that babes in arms, aged 12 months or under, will be allowed into almost all London 2012 venues without a ticket but strapped securely to a parent or carer in a baby carrier, sling or similar item.
The only exceptions are Wembley Stadium, St James' Park, Old Trafford and North Greenwich Arena, where existing licensing agreements mean all spectators need a ticket, regardless of their age.
Paralympic tickets go back on sale on 21 May, exactly 100 days before the opening ceremony of the Games. More details will be released nearer the time.
Headlines Newsview all
Ebola could hit 15 countries across Africa: Study of how disease has spread in past finds 70million people may be at risk of infection
The Ebola outbreak could hit 15 countries across Africa - putting the lives of 70 million people at risk, a groundbreaking study has found. In a ...
Britain is to forge closer economic ties with China after Chancellor George Osborne announced £2.4billion in new commercial deals with the People’s Republic. As the annual ...
Donations have poured in for Manchester Dogs’ Home after a fire ripped through the premises, killing more than 53 dogs last night. A JustGiving page set ...
Rate this article
MOST POPULAR ON CAPITALBAY
- 'Don't Have Any Parties': Last Words of Mother Days Before Her Son Threw a Massive Party and Drunken Facebook Crashers Trashed Her £1m House
- Woman Driver's Fury After Commons Speaker 'Clipped Her Car as He Parked Outside a London restaurant'
- Swarms of Massive Insects Kill More Than 40 and Injure 1,600 in China
Pensioner in his 80s leaves mother-of-two with fractured spine by running her over in his mobility scooter
Izzy Bright-Roberts, 34, drinking coffee outside a Devon cafe with childrenAn elderly man lost control of his mobility scooter and ploughed into chairsHer friend managed ...
The media has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for the way it has reported the lead-in to today’s historic vote. It is an oddity ...
Eyes on the road, please! Bus driver risks the lives of his passengers by TEXTING whilst driving and doesn't even bother to stop when they start filming his behaviour
Spanish driver Ariano Lopez was driving from Barcelona airport to the cityA passenger recorded him using the instant messenger service Whatsapp He refused to stop texting ...
Andy Murray branded 'irresponsible' for revealing 'extremely ill-advised' Scottish Independence view on Twitter
Andy Murray’s last minute decision to tell the public that he supports Scottish Independence has been criticised on Twitter. The former Wimbledon champion voiced his view ...
Tomorrow — after months of speculation and a two-week globe-trotting roadshow — Alibaba will finally make its stock-market debut on the biggest stage: the New ...
A bright fireball that flashed across the night sky in the US earlier this month was more than likely a Russian spy satellite falling from ...
Shares in Sony plummeted more than 12 per cent in Tokyo trading after the struggling Japanese electronics giant admitted its annual loss will be almost ...
Amazon has released two new tablets, including a special child-friendly version of its Fire HD device, as it aims to hit back at Apple in ...
The French government has decided to refer to the brutal militant Islamic caliphate Isis as 'Daesh' saying that the other acronyms used for the terror ...
Rats may be the bane of many people's lives, with any battle to rid them from a property the start of a seemingly never-ending war against ...