850,000 Olympics tickets snapped up
Around 850,000 tickets have been sold in the second round sale for the London 2012 Olympics, leaving seats for football, volleyball and wrestling still remaining, organisers said.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe accepted there is "still some disappointment" among people who have been unsuccessful since the second sale began on Friday at 6am.
The first-come first-served second round scramble for tickets is open to the 1.2 million people - almost two-thirds of the number who applied - who had completely missed out in the original sale.
More than 150,000 applications have been processed since Friday for around 850,000 tickets. Just under 90% have received tickets, subject to payment.
About 60% of request applications were made in the first two hours and during that time 10 sports sold out, some within 15 minutes.
This massive demand meant about 10% were not successful in this round. There were 2.3 million tickets on sale and 24 sports were in the second round sale, 18 of which were sold out by Friday evening.
Boxing and weightlifting were sold out by yesterday, London 2012 said. Football, which had 1.7 million tickets for sale in the second round, still has availability.
Volleyball, Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling tickets remain for sale.
Lord Coe said: "Over 130,000 more people will now have tickets to the Games following the first day of the 'second chance sale' on Friday. We know there is still some disappointment from those who were not successful in their requests but we will continue to do everything we can to get them to the Games."
Those who were successful in the first round will get another chance to buy tickets from 6am on July 8 to 6pm on July 17. Another major round of ticket sales will take place early in 2012.