07/12/2012 09:48 am ET Updated Sep 11, 2012

How To Take Part In The Olympics Without A Ticket

Do believe the hype: summer 2012 is going to be a truly unique time to be in London. And while the temptation for those without a ticket to the Olympic Games would be to stay well away, the tidal wave of events across the capital presents a host of opportunities to take part in what has become much, much more than a fortnight of sport.

London 2012's guide to what's on, and their handy mobile app, provide a wealth of information, but they're likely to leave you swimming in options, so here are our five (Olympic!) rings to help you stay afloat.

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