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Fans find out about Games tickets

Hundreds of thousands of people will find out later today if their application for tickets to events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been successful.

From this afternoon, organisers will start to contact people who applied to watch some of the world-class competition take place in venues across the city next summer.

In the next few days all ticket applicants will be contacted via letter or email.

During the four-week allotted window, there were 2.3 million requests received for up to one million tickets.

Proving particularly popular from the 17 sports on offer was track cycling, which received 25 times more requests than the number of tickets available.

There was also an excess of 100,000 applications made for the 100m men's final at Hampden Park.

Glasgow 2014 deputy chief executive Ty Speer said: "Today marks yet another exciting moment in the journey to Glasgow 2014 and it's a real pleasure to share the details of which great live sporting moments Games fans will be part of next summer.

"The overwhelming enthusiasm demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of people already guarantees tremendous crowds across the board for Commonwealth athletes.

"This is a real vote of confidence and it's clear that so many people intend to make sure this is going to be a great Games in Glasgow."

Everyone who has applied for tickets will then be offered to buy more tickets during an exclusive on-sale period before any remaining tickets are placed on general sale in late October.

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