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Tickets for some of the first events in the London Prepares series, the London 2012 sports testing programme, are now available to purchase.

Among the first London 2012 test events will be the London International Basketball Invitational – 16–21 August 2011, Basketball Arena, Olympic ParkTickets are being sold on a first come, first served basis with prices ranging from £5 to £35. Special prices are available for children aged 16 and under and adults aged 60 and over. As the Official Payment Services Provider of the London Prepares Series, Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted. Tickets are now on sale for the following events:Mountain Bike – 31 July 2011, Hadleigh Farm, EssexBeach Volleyball – 9–14 August 2011, Horse Guards ParadeBasketball – 16–21 August 2011, Basketball Arena, Olympic ParkBMX – 19–20 August 2011, BMX Track, Olympic ParkVisit the Ticketmaster website now to buy ticketsThe London Prepares series will allow the London 2012 Organising Committee to test crucial aspects of its operations up to one year ahead of the Games, and will feature world–class sporting events in London 2012 venues. LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe commented: " These events provide us with vital opportunities to test our venues, but also test our staff, our technologies and planning assumptions. They will also provide people with a fantastic opportunity to see some world class sport in these venues ahead of the Games – a snapshot of what is to come next year. These events are a huge stepping stone for us, helping us to prepare for and iron out any creases ahead of the greatest show on earth next year. ","43

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