Olympic tickets: Your views

People who applied for tickets for the London 2012 Olympics should now know if they have been successful.

There were 20 million applications for the 6.6 million tickets available.

But some people have received only a small number of tickets and many have received none.

BBC News website readers who applied for tickets have been expressing their disappointment and delight.

Alan Curr, London

I signed up to the London 2012 mailing list when it first went live in the hope that would assist in my quest to get tickets.

I had my account set up and spent weeks deciding what tickets to apply for.

I thought long and hard about my application, and eventually I applied for £1,660 worth of events, (this is more money than I take home in a calendar month) two tickets for each day - and I have not received anything.

My early sign-up meant I was just bombarded with rubbish emails for nearly a year advising me to 'be sure you don't miss out' and asking me to by a foam mascot for £10.

I try to go to as many sporting events as possible - the Olympics being the ultimate event. So when you live in the city where the Olympics are taking place, you want to be a part of it.

I don't think I've ever been more disappointed by anything in my entire life. I'm seriously bitter and am now faced with having to buy tickets from other people at extortionate costs.

It's upsetting that corporate companies have taken a huge percentage of tickets.

What is even more frustrating is that Australian friends of mine have applied for less and got plenty and they don't even live in this country.

No priority has gone to Londoners or those who committed to the Games at a very early stage.

An event I have looked forward to since it was announced is now something I am simply bitter and angry about. This is not how it was supposed to be.

Jon Levart, Buckinghamshire

Image caption Jon Levart says he is saddened his son, a junior swimming champion, cannot be at the Games to see his heroes compete in the pool

I saw the London 2012 Olympics as a wonderful, once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the greatest sports event in the world.

It would have been an opportunity for my 14-year-old son Ben, who is one of the top junior swimmers in the country, to see his swimming heroes, such as Michael Phelps, perform in London.

Having decided that the family would forego a summer holiday next year, I applied for £2,600 worth of tickets - nearly half of which was for several sessions of the swimming, and the rest on a range of other sports.

Yesterday, I had the princely sum of £111 charged to my credit card and by deduction can work out that I have been allocated three tickets for an early round of beach volleyball.

I am disgusted at the appalling way ticket sales have been handled, resulting in ordinary local people being denied the opportunity to see the greatest show on earth, due to a clearly flawed ticket allocation system.

There is little information; you had no idea where you would be seated or how many tickets were available in the varying price bands.

People should not have been allowed to apply for loads of tickets - there should have been a limit, which would have resulted in a fairer system.

I am saddened for Ben, who devotes much of his life to his sport, that when the world's top swimmers come to London to perform at the Olympics, he will be unable to be there physically to see them and be inspired to greater things.

I will look around to see if there are any tickets available but I am very disappointed and disillusioned.

Tracey Hunter, North Yorkshire

We are a family of four with two sport-mad children. Our 14-year-old son is a keen sportsman, who takes part in football, Taekwondo, basketball, tennis and 400m running.

The whole family has run several 5k races. We applied for £1,088 worth of tickets across football, tennis, athletics, diving and cycling. Eight sessions in total and not at the lowest prices.

We appear to have nothing. We didn't expect to get the football final, cycling or diving but we are extremely disappointed not to have been successful with early round tennis or either of the two morning sessions to the athletics.

As we live in North Yorkshire and the children were so determined to see the Olympics live, we have already committed to coming down south by booking a property in Kent for the duration of the games.

I really wish we had been been a little less responsible now and applied for several thousand pounds worth of tickets instead of what we could afford.

I'd be very interested to see how many people who applied for concession tickets actually got them.

If there were only a few available this was not made clear and we would certainly have just applied for four adult tickets had we thought it would give us a better chance of success.

There has been very little clarity within the process and that lack of information will undoubtedly leave people who have not been successful feeling they have not been treated fairly.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games have done themselves no favours.

Tony Wareing, Aldershot

I applied for three tickets for four sports: tennis, football, athletics and handball - and I got them all.

I am particularly looking forward to the heptathlon with Jessica Ennis. Also, I have never seen handball but I thought it would be something I may be interested in watching.

I found out that I was going when I went to my bank to check my account and noticed that £1,073 had been debited.

I thought this is fantastic and raised my hands to the air. I wasn't worried about the costs. It's my pleasure to pay for my family to see the Olympic Games in person. The Olympics will not be coming back to the UK in my lifetime so I am absolutely delighted.

There will be three generations of my family going to the Olympics as I will be taking my daughter and grandson who will be seven in 2012.

Those two weeks next year will be my holiday. I am a sports nut and when I am not at the Games, I will be devoting the rest of time watching the coverage on television.

I know that some events were very popular and that people have missed out but I think the system was as fair as it could be.

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