'Second chance' for 2012 London Olympic tickets

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The chief executive of London 2012 has said he understands the disappointment of people who did not get tickets for the Olympics first-time around.

Paul Deighton said London 2012 was working as hard as it could to make tickets available to as many people as possible in the second ballot.

His reaction came after the BBC revealed more than half the people who applied for tickets in the ballot did not receive any.

About 1.8m people applied for the 6.6m public tickets available with about 55% of applicants missing out.

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