Like so many of you, we too are among the 1.2 million applicants who have ended up no London 2012 Olympics tickets. Here’s the email that the London 2012 Ticketing team have issued to all unsuccessful applicants. And please post a comment telling us whether you think the ticketing procedure has been fair or a farce.
Your Olympic ticket application.
We would like to thank you for applying for London 2012 Olympic Games tickets.
Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets, we are sorry that you have not been allocated the tickets you requested. We can confirm that we have not taken any payment from you.
Demand for tickets greatly exceeded supply in the sessions and price categories you applied for. Where sessions were oversubscribed, we undertook a random ballot to allocate tickets in the fairest possible way. We had applications for more than 20 million tickets, seeing huge demand across many sports. Two-thirds of all price categories were oversubscribed and went to ballot.
We would like to invite you to take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to purchase some of the remaining tickets, in advance of those customers who were allocated tickets in the initial application phase.
From 6am on 24 June until 6pm on 3 July 2011 you will be able to request some of the remaining tickets on the London 2012 ticketing website
These tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. They cover a great range of Olympic sports including Athletics, Basketball, Football, Handball, Hockey and Volleyball. Download the full list of available sports
During this second chance sales window you will only be able to submit one application, and you will be able to apply for a maximum of three sessions. Once you submit, you will receive an email confirming your application. We will then advise you which tickets you have been allocated within 24-48 hours, subject to successful payment. All payments will be taken between 4 and 7 July 2011.
We very much hope you will take advantage of this exclusive ticket offer so you can still be a part of the greatest show on earth.
If you have any questions regarding your Olympic Games ticket application, please visit our Frequently asked questions
Thomas Cook Games Breaks
As the official provider of short breaks to the Games, Thomas Cook still have a limited number of Games Breaks available. Thomas Cook Games Breaks start at £99 per person and include official tickets, accommodation in London hotels and a range of other services. Find out more on the Thomas Cook website
The London 2012 Ticketing team