Second round of Olympic tickets go on sale

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The Independent Online

A rush for the second round of tickets for the London 2012 Olympics will begin at 6am on 24 June, after more than half of the 1.9 million people who applied were unsuccessful the first time around.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe said of the initial ballot: "It has been a massive demand which has created huge disappointment.

I would be hard pushed to see such demand for any sports event in my lifetime."

The first 10 days of sales in the second round will be open only to people who applied in the original sale and came away empty-handed. About 2.3 million tickets will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Many events have sold out, but tickets are still available for archery, basketball, boxing, football, fencing, and others.