I didn't apply for tickets for the Olympic Games that are being hosted in London next year. Good thing I didn't as I probably would have been just another figure to add to the 55% of people who were unsuccessful. About 1.8 million people made 20 million bids for the 6.6 million tickets available.
There may be hope to cling onto as those who didn't get tickets in this round will apparently get priority for the next batch to be released. Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics finals have completely sold out. On that note, even with the second release of tickets, I wouldn't get your hopes up too much as they are likely to be shot down.
The information on who the tickets have gone to will be not be released so us Londoners may have to sit back on the sofa with a pint to watch whilst people are flying in from over the world to lap up the atmosphere at the stadium. A London 2012 spokesman said: "We understand people's disappointment, but those who have been unsuccessful in the first round will get first choice in the second round sales which will come later this month."Hundreds of thousands of great tickets are still available, everything from athletics to basketball, hockey and volleyball."
I'm not sure it's fair that our country has funded it and we don't get priority to experience it but that is a whole other blog post...