More 'Bolt Tickets' for 2017 World Championships
Organisers of this August's International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London have increased the availability of a so-called 'Bolt Ticket' children's ticket, which is priced at PS9.58 in honour of the Jamaican 100 metres world holder.
Tickets for the World Championships went back on sale on Wednesday. They were first put on sale via an application process in August 2016, seeing overwhelming demand with more than one million tickets requested.
Over the past few weeks, tickets have been off sale while customer orders are allocated to specific stadium seats.
More than 200,000 children's tickets have been purchased. For the IAAF World Championships, 75,000 young fans have taken advantage of the 'Bolt Ticket', while for the World Para Athletics Championships, more than 100,000 tickets have been purchased for children as part of a Mayor of London-backed schools ticket offer with 25,000 children's PS5 tickets also snapped up.
"It's great that the Bolt children's ticket has sold so well and that more children will get the chance to attend," said multiple World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
"Athletics is a sport for all the family, and it's great to know that so many different age groups will be there in the stadium as a result of this offer. It feels good as an athlete to know children are getting a chance to enjoy the sport that has been so good to me."
Bolt has announced that he will retire from professional track and field after the World Championships. He set the 100 metre World record of 9.58 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany.