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Olympics in Ultra HD: BBC releases free tickets for every day of the games

If you didn’t get tickets for this Summer’s Olympics, the BBC has released tickets for the next best thing – Ultra High Definition screenings of events from the games.

Ultra High Definition – also known as Super Hi-Vision – has 16 times the resolution of today’s HD images, with 22.2 multichannel three-dimensional surround sound.

The BBC has teamed up with Japanese broadcaster NHK, which developed Ultra HD, and Olympic Broadcast Services, to show events in London and Glasgow.

The London 2012 Velodrome

The public will be able to watch selected moments during the games, including the Opening Ceremony and action from the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome, Aquatic Centre and Basketball Arena

In the week before the games, Londoners can also watch London Prepares, a tour of Olympic Park and London’s famous landmarks all captured in Super Hi-Vision.

The BBC’s Ultra HD Olympics schedule

London Prepares is being shown at the BBC Radio Theatre from July 23-28:

  • July 23: 2pm
  • July 24: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • July 25: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm
  • July 26: noon, 1pm, 3pm
  • July 27: 3pm, 4pm
  • July 28: noon, 1pm, 4pm

Olympic Games highlights are being shown at the BBC Radio Theatre and BBC Scotland, from July 29-August 12.

BBC Radio Theatre, London

  • July 29: 1pm
  • August 1: 1pm, 2pm
  • August 2: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm
  • August 3: 3pm, 4pm
  • August 4: 4pm, 5pm
  • August 5: 2pm, 4pm
  • August 6: 4pm
  • August 7: 3pm, 4pm
  • August 9: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm
  • August 12: 2pm, 3pm

BBC Scotland

  • July 29: noon, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
  • July 30: 5pm, 6pm
  • July 31: 2pm, 3pm
  • August 2: 2pm, 3pm
  • August 4: noon, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
  • August 5: noon, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
  • August 6: noon, 1pm, 3pm
  • August 7: 3pm, 4pm
  • August 8: 3pm, 4pm
  • August 9: 3pm, 4pm
  • August 10: noon, 1pm, 3pm
  • August 11: noon, 1pm, 3pm
  • August 12: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Image: London 2012