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Glasgow 2014: 'High demand' for Commonwealth Games tickets

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Michael Jamieson and cyclist
Image caption Ticket demand is high for track and field events, swimming and cycling

More than 2.3 million requests have been made for up to one million Commonwealth Games tickets.

Organisers Glasgow 2014 said diving, swimming, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, judo, shooting and triathlon were oversubscribed and tickets would be allocated via a draw.

Successful applicants will be told in the first week of October.

Organisers said they may offer a ticket resale platform, which would be the only official way to resell tickets.

Further details on the platform may be announced at a later date, they said.

The first phase of ticket selling for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ran from 19 August to 16 September.

It is anticipated that any remaining unsold tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

Anyone who previously applied for tickets will be given a second chance to buy any remaining tickets before they are put on general sale to the public.

The 11-day games, which begin on 23 July 2014, will see 4,500 athletes compete in 17 sports across 14 venues.

Glasgow 2014's deputy chief executive Ty Speer said Glasgow 2014 was shaping up to be a "truly historic occasion".

"The first medal of Glasgow 2014 should go to members of the public for their fantastic support for the 4,500 athletes who will be coming here to compete," he said.

Work will now begin to process the applications.

Mr Speer added: "The system has worked well and has coped with the sometimes extremely high demand and we would like to thank our official ticketing services provider Ticketmaster for ensuring the process ran smoothly."

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