LONDON – 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 million ended up with nothing. Some 700,000 split 3 million tickets between them.
But the people who missed out on tickets will be given the first opportunity to try again when 2.3 million tickets go on sale on June 24. About 1.7 million of those tickets are for soccer 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."