London Olympics 2012
People outside the UK and designated European countries can apply for tickets through National Olympic Committees.
Most people in the UK have left it til the last minute to apply for tickets. Applications for London 2012 Olympics tickets have hit the roof apparently as the deadline approaches.
Oversubscribed events will be decided by random ballot.
Children under the age of 16 will pay the same number of pounds as their age, and those over 60 are charged £16 for some events.
There are 650 sessions across 26 sports and 17 days to choose from and people will be limited to a maximum of 20 events each.
The most popular events, including the men's 100m final, have a limit of four tickets per person.
Despite the attempts to make this an event for everybody, there are still complaints that too many tickets are given to corporates or officials.
Have you ever attended a major sporting event? How did you get tickets? Was it fair? Will you be applying for tickets to the London Olympics?
designated - on a particular list
left it til the last minute - left it very late to apply
hit the roof - reached a very high level
oversubscribed - more people applying than there are places
ballot - a draw where everybody has a fair chance of winning
corporates - businesses or sponsors