Olympics organising committee encourage those who missed out to try, and try again
Thousands of sports fans have been left disappointed after they failed to secure coveted tickets to the London 2012 Olympics.
The first ballot deadline has passed and although there were 6.6 million tickets available, demand was so high that only one in seven of those hoping to get their hands on tickets were successful in obtaining them.
Fans who had attempted to book multiple amounts of tickets vented their frustration on social networking sites but the London Organising Comitee insist that tickets are still being allocated until June 10.
Those who do not get tickets in this allocation may still be in with a shot according to a London 2012 Spokeswoman:
“Applicants who have been unsuccessful and have got nothing in the first round will get priority in the second round.
“The reality is that many people will not be lucky the first time around but they will get priority for the second round.
“There have been 20 million applications for tickets and many events have been Oversubscribed, so there will be some people who will not get any in the first round but they will get something in the second round.”
The next allocation will work a first come, first served basis with more details being made available at the end of this month.