Free Olympics Tickets For London Bomb Survivors

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Free Olympics Tickets For London Bomb Survivors

Relatives of those killed or badly injured in the bomb attacks on 7 July 2005 will receive free tickets to top Olympics events, including the opening ceremony.

Four passes will be allocated to the families of each of the 52 fatalities and 39 people seriously injured in the blasts. The potentially contentious definition of 'seriously injured' was agreed between the Mayor and the Metropolitan Police.

The £100,000 concession was announced by Boris Johnson, delivering on a promise first made by Ken Livingstone, who was Mayor at the time of the attacks. The scheme amounts to 364 free tickets.

The announcement coincides with the coroner's verdicts over the 52 deaths from the bombings, which will be announced later today. The inquest will also make recommendations on preventing and dealing with future attacks. The Guardian unofficially rounds up some lessons learned in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Last Updated 06 May 2011