To celebrate the landmark date, two of the UK’s sports stars are urging people to sign up for tickets.
Gold medal hopeful Phillips Idowu urged the public to get behind Team GB.
“I’m from East London so it’s literally my home Games. It’s the perfect opportunity to win that gold medal and I hope people from across the country will sign up to come cheer on my teammates and I.”
“London 2012 will be a once in a lifetime opportunity, the Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event in the world and whether you’re an athlete or a fan you don’t want to miss out. It’s really important that people sign up for tickets; you won’t get this chance again so go online today and register.
â€œHaving great support behind you makes a big difference, I’ve experienced it myself in England as well as with the Barmy Army abroad and it really spurs you on. Having the stands packed full of British fans will hopefully inspire Team GB.”
There are 6.6 million tickets available via the ticket application process for the Olympic Games. Details of tickets for the Paralympic Games will be announced later this year.
Tickets go on sale on 15 March: register now at www.tickets.london2012.com