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Olympic deadline tonight

The deadline for tickets at the London 2012 Olympics is upon us - the six week window to apply for tickets ends tonight, April 26, at midnight.

Apparently, applications haev hit the rough during the last couple of days. London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton said:

'Every day we have got a massive number of orders, which is not surprising, because people have taken on board that it's not a first-come, first-served system. They have sat down with their families to decide what they want. Since last Friday, we have seen a high level go to a really high level.'

'Every day is different, but also in the last week we have been getting three or four times the applications above and beyond what was coming in for the previous five weeks - and the sky's the limit based on the pattern that I am seeing at the moment,' he added.

So what's the best way to get your mits on some ticks? Well, the opening and closing ceremony are the most popular so far, plus the athletics finals and the cycling. If you want to secure a ticket, best choose a ball sport, such as football - which is apparently going to be quite unpopular. You never know, perhaps the GB football team would do better in the Olympics than the England team did in the World Cup!

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