Refresh buttons at the ready, everyone – the final batch of Olympics tickets will go on sale bang on the dot at 11am this Friday (May 11). Around 928,000 tickets in total will be up for grabs including 5,000 tickets for the popular men’s 100m final, as well as tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies – practically gold dust, especially if you’re one of the 20,000 disappointed hopefuls who still hasn’t got tickets (don’t worry, we share your pain). But now comes your moment of glory as those who walked away empty-handed in the initial two ballots can expect an exclusive email later this week inviting them to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. You will have 48 hours to get clicking, and with tickets limited to just 1 sport and 4 tickets per person, we think you’ll need to play the game tactically. Sales will then be opened up to the wider general public at 11am on Sunday May 13, with around 6 to 9 sports being made available daily and any unsold tickets rolling over to the next day’s sale (and ultimately the general sale which opens on May 23). It’s hoped this method will be much more fair (and organised) than the last two rounds but if, somehow, you can’t make it third time lucky then worry not as a further 70,000 Olympic Park tickets will be released on May 17, promising Henman Hill style viewing and a chance to soak up the Olympic fever, all for just £10. Expect virtual queues and many lost hours staring at your computer, but here’s hoping you’ll finally strike gold. Lisa Paul
For info, see london2012.com.