Re-selling Olympic tickets
While it may be tempting to sell unwanted Olympic tickets to
make some cash, it is actually a criminal offence.
Selling an Olympic ticket is illegal unless you have been
authorised to do so by the London Organising Committee of the
Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and can result in a criminal
record, a fine of up to £5000 or a prison sentence.
Selling or buying tickets through an unauthorised source can have
far reaching consequences and compromise the security of London
2012. Any person could end up with your ticket and their motives
may not be honest.
If you want to sell unwanted tickets to an Olympic event, visit the
London 2012 website to find out
how you can sell them back to LOCOG so they can be redistributed
If you know anyone who is trying to sell their tickets illegally
or you find a website that is offering them illegally, please
report them to Essex Police's Olympic Intelligence Team by calling