By Duncan Mackay

London_2012_volleyball_tickets_postersJune 26 - Tickets remain only for football, volleyball and wrestling at London 2012 after another 850,000 tickets were sold in the second round sale, which opened on Friday (June 24), it was announced today.

The first-come first-served second round scramble for tickets is open to the 1.2 million people - almost two-thirds of the number who applied - who had completely missed out in the original sale.

More than 150,000 applications have been processed since Friday for around 850,000 tickets.

Just under 90 per cent have received tickets, subject to payment.

About 60 per cent of request applications were made in the first two hours and during that time 10 sports sold out, some within 15 minutes.

It means that, with still more than a year to go until the Olympics are due to start, 23 of the sports are completely sold-out - unprecedented in the history of the Games, which stretches back to 1896.

This massive demand meant about 10 per cent were not successful in this round.

There were 2.3 million tickets on sale and 24 sports were in the second round sale, 18 of which were sold out by Friday evening.

Boxing and weightlifting were sold out by yesterday, London 2012 said.

Football, which had 1.7 million tickets for sale in the second round, still has availability.

Only tickets for volleyball, which is due to take place at Earls Court, Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, at ExCel, remain for sale.

"Over 130,000 more people will now have tickets to the Games following the first day of the 'second chance sale' on Friday," said Sebastian Coe, the chairman of London 2012.

"We know there is still some disappointment from those who were not successful in their requests but we will continue to do everything we can to get them to the Games."

Those who were successful in the first round will get another chance to buy tickets from 6am on July 8 to 6pm on July 17.

Another major round of ticket sales will take place early in 2012.

"Over a million new tickets will be offered to the British public next year from contingency seats, once venues are tested and licensed, and we aim to get as many of these tickets as possible into the hands of customers who have missed out to date," said Coe.

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