Beijing put on sale a final batch of Olympic tickets this morning.
At the front of the queue near the Olympic stadium, there was quite a crush...
At the ticket counter, there were plenty of relieved and exhausted faces.
"It was very tiring to queue for the tickets," said Li Xiaoyan, who's a 22-year-old IT worker, "But we have got the tickets, and I am very excited about it, since this is the Olympics. It is a very precious moment for us. I am very happy."
But others weren't so lucky.
Lu Jianhua, a 40-year-old construction worker had queued up for 24 hours. He told us that when he got to the front of the queue someone pushed him. He shouted back. And the police pulled him out of the queue.
"I was so close to the ticket booth area - about 20 metres away - and the accident happened. I was taken by police just because I shouted one word. They beat me up and forced me to confess. But I didn't do it! They didn't allow me chance to explain and hit me. I was hurt all over my body and I bled."
Mr Lu was then let back in the queue - but he didn't have the right piece of paper to show that he'd been queuing up properly - so when he got to the ticket booth he wasn't allowed to buy any tickets for the Games.
As he told us what happened, he started to cry.
"I wanted to watch the diving very much. We'll probably get the Olympics here just once every hundred years. If I could just watch the Games, I'd feel my life wasn't wasted. But I missed that opportunity today,"
Then he knelt down and started sobbing. That's how much the Olympics matters to some people in this country.