Tickets process brings disappointment
The Olympic ticket story isn't going away. Successful applicants are finding out which events they'll be going to - while people who missed out completely in the first round get their second chance to bid from Friday.
Again, this space is for you to comment on where you are in the process and your reaction to it - but there was no mistaking the disappointment that's already been expressed by many here and across the rest of the media.
I've been talking in the past couple of days to a number of senior folk in British sport, outside the normal Olympic circuit.
A number of them take the view that Locog got the ticketing issue wrong. When pressed about precisely what they'd have done differently, they don't have ready answers; but they do feel the public mood and they don't like the level of unhappiness.
Who managed to secure a seat to an Olympic Games event? (Picture: Getty Images)
Believe me, Locog sense that too.
As I've said before, they always knew the ticket process would lead to disappointment; but there's a difference between the theory and then experiencing that in practice. They do, however, rightly ask what the critics' alternatives would have been; and senior Locog figures have defended the system as the fairest one they could devise.
One question is whether expectation among the public was too high, and here Locog had an obvious trap to negotiate.
On the one hand, they needed to sell the tickets - and they wanted to stoke up enthusiasm for what was on offer. So in the registration process, success was defined as the largest number putting their names down. But the more who apply, the greater the number who are disappointed when they don't get what they'd hoped for.
The method chosen built up expectations too. In our office, everyone who'd put in their bids and submitted their credit card details thought they had a real chance of getting the lot - so there was plenty of banter on the lines of "I may get a credit card bill of £1500" when the outcome in some cases was £100 or nothing.
Again, this was always a possibility if not a likelihood. I told one of my family members that his bid for £20.12 tickets for the Opening Ceremony was an incredible long-shot; but he really wanted to be there and he'd made his stake, and it was still a big let-down when he missed out.
So now we'll find out whether the second round can heal some of the wounds. There may also be more chances later in the year, after the disclosure that only 21,000 tickets were in the opening ballot for the showcase 100m final and more should follow - though as this Daily Telegraph piece made plain, that opens up new issues about fair selection too.
But for now, let us know about your experiences this week. All the comments are read and fed into our discussions and our journalism.