London, June 7(ANI): More than half of sports fans who applied for tickets to the 2012 London Olympics are said to have been unsuccessful.
About 1.8 million people had made 20 million bids for the 6.6 million tickets available.
Some 55 percent of applicants missed out completely in the public ballot.
“We understand people’s disappointment, but those who have been unsuccessful in the first round will get first choice in the second round sales which will come later this month,” The BBC quoted a London 2012 spokesman, as saying.
“Hundreds of thousands of great tickets are still available, everything from athletics to basketball, hockey and volleyball,” he added.
Over 50 percent of the 650 sessions up for grabs were over-subscribed and triggered a computerised ballot. (ANI)