Tickets to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games can now be purchased 24 hours a day on the internet through the Official Olympic Games website at www.olympics.com.

The www.olympics.com home page has a prominent ticketing icon which clicks customers through to ticketing information. This includes a sports schedule where an adjacent ‘BUY NOW’ button indicates sessions of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games available for purchase.

Customers can search the sports schedule to see what is available by sport, date or venue precinct (for example, Sydney Olympic Park, Darling Harbour or Sydney East).

While there is no limit to the number of tickets people can order, there is a limit of six tickets per online transaction. Tickets must be paid for by Visa card and can be collected from August 1 at box offices in NSW selling Sydney 2000 Olympic Games tickets (listed in the ‘How to buy’ section of the site).

Customers will need to allow three business days from the time they complete their order before presenting at a box office to collect their tickets.

Only the person who has purchased online is authorised to collect the tickets. At the box office, customers will need to quote the online account number generated during the online ordering process and produce some photo identification, like a driver’s licence.

‘With just eight weeks until the Opening Ceremony, online ordering gives people a convenient additional channel through which they can purchase tickets to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games,’ said Mr Michael Eyers, the deputy chief executive of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG).

‘The site includes venue maps which indicate where the different seating categories in each venue are. Customers will be pleasantly surprised at the range of terrific tickets to popular sports still available.’

Tickets to track and field (athletics), basketball, hockey, football (soccer), diving, artistic gymnastics, synchronised swimming, sailing, beach volleyball, weightlifting and the Closing Ceremony are among those on offer.

Source: SOCOG