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Olympics chief: 'No fairer way of allocating tickets'

The head of Logoc says he believes there was "no fairer way" of allocating tickets to the Olympic Games.

The head of the London organising committee for the Olympic Games (Logoc) has said that there was "no fairer way" of allocating tickets amongst the 1.9 million who applied.

Around 1.2 million applicants failed to secure any tickets in the first round of sales but will tomorrow be invited to apply on a first come, first served basis for 2.3 million tickets being made available in the second round.

Paul Deighton, chief exec of Logoc, told the Financial Times that he felt sorry for applicants who "got themselves [geared] up for having a ticket" but were left disappointed.

He insisted: "It hasn’t become apparent to me that there was a better or fairer way of doing it."

Deighton added that he believed unsuccessful applicants "still remain enthusiastic" about the Games. "They’re disappointed. They accept that there wasn’t a better way to do it but it still doesn’t feel fair to them."

Of the 2.3 million tickets being made available in the second round, some 1.7 million are for football matches.

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