London 2012 Olympic ticket deadline just hours away
Just hours remain for sports fans to apply for tickets for next year’s Olympic Games.
The six-week application process closes tonight at 11.59pm.
Around 10 million people are expected to apply for the 6.6m of tickets available.
Bosses say demand has “hit the roof” in recent days, but have stressed allocations will not be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
All over-subscribed sessions will be allocated using a ballot.
You may also want to watch:
“Applications have been steady but at a high level, which is in line with expectations,” said London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton.
“But this week it has hit the roof.
- 1 East Ham cannabis farm raided by police
- 2 Bus crashes into lamp post in Stratford
- 3 'It's about safety': Manor Park neighbours urge council to crack down on pavement parking
- 4 Start Me Up: Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood opens studio in Canning Town for budding musicians
- 5 Transfer round-up: Leyton Orient bring in eight as departures find new clubs
- 6 Jailed: 'Violent' Beckton man who threatened to chop off ex-partner's head
- 7 Free climber scales Stratford skyscraper for climate change awareness
- 8 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 9 Meet the weight-loss runner using Newham as a canvas
- 10 Leyton Orient could be without key forwards for season opener at Salford
“Every day we have got a massive number of orders, which is not surprising because people have taken on board that it’s not a first-come, first-served system.”
Fans can choose from 650 sessions in 26 sports across 17 days, with prices ranging from �20 to �2,012.
Applicants will be told whether they are successful by June 24.