Sign up online to buy tickets for events including sailing

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics have gone on sale, with 500 days to go to the start of the games.

6.6 million tickets can be bought from the London 2012 website over the next six weeks, and organisers say all applications will be treated equally.

Prices range from £20 to £2,012 and oversubscribed events will be decided by a ballot. Sailing events cost £30 each.

On Monday a giant clock counting down the days until the start of the Games was unveiled in Trafalgar Square.

Lord Coe, the chairman of London 2012, said: “If you look at

the way we have put the price points together I think we’ve done that in

a really smart way. I think those prices are affordable.

“Yes, the big ticket events are always going to be the big

ticket events, but there are plenty of opportunities to see the big

stars at the lower price points.”

Lord Coe said he was confident the Games would be a sellout.

Organisers said they were confident

they had done everything they could to avoid the website crashing as

people log on for the first time to buy tickets.

The main factor is the establishment of a 42-day sales

process which means each application between now and 26 April will be

treated in exactly the same way.