Visa International Gymnastics will be one of the few chances to watch world-class sport in a London 2012 venue before the Games
(PRWEB) January 04, 2012
Next week sees some of world’s best gymnasts come to London to compete at Visa International Gymnastics, the London 2012 Gymnastics test event, from 10-18 January.
- Visa International Gymnastics takes place at North Greenwich Arena from 10-18 January
- Tickets still available for Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline priced from £5-£20
Taking place at the North Greenwich Arena (also known as The O2) it is the last chance for gymnasts to qualify for the London 2012 Games and is vital for the British men’s team who have yet to qualify.
Tickets for Visa International Gymnastics are on sale now priced between £10-£20 for full price tickets and £5-£10 for young people and seniors. Tickets are available for men’s and women’s Artistic Gymnastics sessions and Trampoline.
The event is part of the London Prepares series, the official London 2012 sports testing programme which enables the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) to test key aspects of operations ahead of the Games.
David Luckes, Head of Sport Competition at LOCOG said: “Visa International Gymnastics will be one of the few chances to watch world-class sport in a London 2012 venue before the Games. As a high profile test event it will provide us with an important milestone in our planning for this summer. It is a crucial event for the British men’s team who have to perform if they want to clinch their place at London 2012, so the competition will undoubtedly be tense and exciting.”
As a proud sponsor of London 2012, Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for online ticket sales for this London Prepares series event.
For further information and tickets visit the London Prepares series website
Notes to editors:
For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office on +44 (0)203 2012 100
As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Supplier, Otto Bock.
The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
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