2.3 million London Olympic tickets available in second round sales

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LONDON, June 17 (Xinhua) — There will be 2.3 million tickets available in the second round of the London 2012 Olympic tickets sales, confirmed the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) on Friday.

The second round sale will begin at 6 a.m. on 24 June, and the first 10 days of sales until 6 p.m. on 3 July will only be open exclusively to the people who applied in the initial application phase which took place between 15 March and 26 April, but were not allocated any tickets.

There were around 700,000 successful applications for three million tickets in the first round meaning more than 2.5 million people have tickets to the Games from the first round of sales.

Successful applicants were, on average, allocated between four and five tickets, totalling around 275 pounds.

The second round of sales will use a “first come first served” application system. Applicants will be notified whether their request for tickets has been successful between 24 and 48 hours after the request is submitted.

Applicants who received tickets in the first round of sales will also get another chance to purchase tickets in the second round from 6 a.m. on July 8 to 6 p.m. on July 17.

1.7 million of the remaining 2.3 million tickets are for football. The other tickets are for archery, athletics, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe sprint, mountain biking, dressage, fencing, handball, hockey, judo, rowing, sailing, synchronised swimming, taekwondo, table tennis, volleyball, wrestling, and weightlifting.

It was also confirmed that over a million additional tickets will be put on sale to the British public from December 2011 right up until Games time, as LOCOG releases contingency tickets and returns from client groups.

Olympic park tickets, giving access to the park at Games time, will go on sale in 2012.

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