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Well I got bored of waiting to get ticket holders off the 2012 website so Ive made my own. Bought official Lanyards, found plastic ticket holders then branded the holder up myself. Blank one side and

Just got my Paralympics email. I got Opening, closing ceremonies and athletics with the 100m final woo hoo.

OMG!!! I got 2x £20.12 Opening Ceremony tickets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't believe it I am going to the opening ceremony!!!!!!! :D:D:D

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Quarter of a million Olympic ticket applicants will get nothing

More than half who applied for London 2012 tickets have had money debited from their accounts. Another chance to buy will come in the summer

More than 250,000 of the 1.8m people who applied for Olympic tickets will be left with nothing, it emerged today, with some disappointed fans who applied for multiple events receiving as little as 5% of the seats they wanted.

More than half of the people who applied for tickets have already seen money taken from their accounts, and Olympic organisers say that by Tuesday 31 May debiting of credit and debit cards will be complete.

The typical applicant, who asked for 12 tickets at a cost of around £500, will receive around a third of what they wanted. But many Olympic hopefuls who applied only for the showpiece events such as the opening ceremony and the 100m final will be left with nothing. Organisers said they received more than one million tickets requests for both the opening ceremony and the men's 100m final, enough to fill the stadium 20 times over.

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Is there a difference between your balance and your available balance? That's how I knew I was getting £126 debited.

I can look onto my different accounts and I can see when something is debited on my credit card account, but hasn't been handled so far - interestingly I can't see the amount of a jeans, which I bought yesterday, at the moment - furthermore it might be that the charging from the UK takes longer than from Germany - therewith there is a possibility that an "UK-charging" from friday arrives on monday in Germany (especially when even the jeans hasn't been debited so far on my account)

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With 20 million tix orders from a nation of about 60 mil, can you imagine what it would've been if it were held in the US? Probably an initial order of 75 million tix easily.

The ticket application process was open to the entire EU, not just the UK. So we're talking a similar sized potential pool as the US.

In truth, however, 60% of the applications came from London and the South East. I guess for US Olympics, a huge percentage of applicants will be from within the State the Games are in too.

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yeah I know, but it is really nail-biting - it seems that I am the only non-british GB member who applied via LOCOG

No, you're not ! But you're the only one to be stressed B)

Personally within my close friends all around EU, i don't know anyone that had applied to his national NOC's ATR ...

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No, you're not ! But you're the only one to be stressed B)

Personally within my close friends all around EU, i don't know anyone that had applied to his national NOC's ATR ...

i will...i want judo tickets (final)!

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Well I applied for £1410 worth of tickets and £346 is being debited so thats about 25% so Im happier than I was. I've worked out what it could mean. Fewest tickets also is the best case senario and means tickets to 2 events, the opening & closing ceremonies. But lets face it that wont happen. Another good senario is tickets to 8 events including the closing ceremony. So I guess I will have to wait and see.

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Well I applied for £1410 worth of tickets and £346 is being debited so thats about 25% so Im happier than I was. I've worked out what it could mean. Fewest tickets also is the best case senario and means tickets to 2 events, the opening & closing ceremonies. But lets face it that wont happen. Another good senario is tickets to 8 events including the closing ceremony. So I guess I will have to wait and see.

well done :P probably i´ll go to 5 events (40% debited) : tennis (central court), swimming, handball, water polo and judo...london 2012 will be my firt Olympics...a dream with 15 years, since Atlanta 1996...

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Well I applied for £1410 worth of tickets and £346 is being debited so thats about 25% so Im happier than I was. I've worked out what it could mean. Fewest tickets also is the best case senario and means tickets to 2 events, the opening & closing ceremonies. But lets face it that wont happen. Another good senario is tickets to 8 events including the closing ceremony. So I guess I will have to wait and see.

Sounds good! You will get to see some actions for sure now. I still have nothing, applied for 6 events, incl. opening and closing too. But if I can choose, I rather have just opening and forsake all the others! All hopes not gone yet, fingers crossed...

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So debit is there... Appeared dated on May the 30th, but debit has been realised by LOCOG on May the 27th (bank delays...)

So only 15% of my requests have been successful (in term of amount)! Lower than usual (Athens & Torino Games), but not disappointed... this is the London 2012 Games !!!

This is a first phase. I will wait to see what I officially have by the end of June and will follow what is available by the French NOC and what will be also available in the LOCOG second phase! (and when ever possible, LOCOG would have my favour... except for some sold out events !)

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