Saturday, June 18, 2011

1.2m of 1.9m people miss out on Olympics tickets

Olympic organizers say most of the people who applied for tickets for the 2012 London Games missed out in the first round of sales.

Of the 1.9 million people who applied, 1.2 millionended up with nothing, while 700,000 split 3 million tickets between them.

But the 1.2 million people who missed out on tickets will be given the first opportunity to buy them when a further 2.3 million go on sale on June 24.

But 1.7 million of these are for football matches.

Organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe says "we recognize that a lot of people who have as yet been unsuccessful in that application are clearly disappointed."

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The Jakarta Post

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