1.2m missed out on Olympics tickets
Nearly two-thirds of the 1.9 million people who applied for London 2012 Olympics tickets were left empty-handed in the first round of sales, organisers have said.
London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton said they were "very sorry" about the disappointment faced by the 1.2 million people who missed out.
There have been 700,000 successful applications and three million tickets sold in the first round. "That is a huge number of tickets by any historical comparison," Mr Deighton said.
A total of 21 events have sold out altogether, with only limited availability for others.
The battle to turn around the clear public disappointment begins on June 24 at 6am when the second round sales window for unsold tickets opens.
Anyone who missed out will be at the front of the queue for the 2.3 million tickets available in this batch of sales.
This will include 1.7 million tickets for Olympics football matches played at large stadiums nationwide and 600,000 for other sports including hockey and volleyball. Sales levels so far have put London 2012 on track to make £400 million, of its £500 million target from ticket revenues, by the end of the second phase.
There were 1.3 million applications for the men's 100m final, five million in total for the athletics and two million for the opening ceremony, including 1.5 million who hoped for a £20.12 seat. There will be 30,000 tickets for the men's 100m final at the 80,000-seater Olympic Stadium that will be sold to the British public.
So far 21,000 - half in the more expensive A, B and C categories and half in the D and E categories -have been sold in the first round. The remaining 9,000 will go on sale next year.
The rest of the stadium will be made up of a further 30,000 tickets given to sponsors, hospitality, international sales and international sporting federations, and the rest to the media and IOC officials.