Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Early Triumph for the Olympics as London Test Events Sell Out

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Early Triumph for the Olympics as London Test Events Sell Out

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Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent

OLYMPICS fever has hit London a year before the Games begin, with a series of test events selling out.

All tickets have been snapped up for international trials of beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade and basketball and BMX racing in the Olympic Park as spectators rush to catch a first glimpse of the venues and potential medal winners.

It follows sell-outs last month at the mountain bike course at Hadleigh Farm in Essex, which was attended by 5,000 spectators, and at equestrian events at Greenwich Park -- though some free tickets were given to schoolchildren.

Crowds of about 50,000 watched the free triathlon test events in Hyde Park at the weekend and 100,000 are expected this Sunday for a 140km cycling road race. Some of the world's best cyclists, including Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish, will race from The Mall to Boxhill in Surrey and back via Putney, Richmond and Kingston. …

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