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Fans told about Glasgow 2014 tickets

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Chris Hoy rides in the velodrome in GlasgowSir Chris Hoy was the first person to ride in the velodrome named after him


Hundreds of thousands of people are to find out if their application for tickets to events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been successful.


Organisers have started to contact people who applied to watch the events.


All ticket applicants will be contacted via letter or email over the next few days.


During the four-week allotted window, there were 2.3 million requests received for up to one million tickets.


Proving particularly popular from the 17 sports on offer was track cycling, which received 25 times more requests than the number of tickets available.


Cycling events will be held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.


There was also an excess of 100,000 applications made for the 100m men's final at Hampden Park.


Other sports which were oversubscribed were diving, swimming, mountain bike, artistic gymnastics, judo, shooting and triathlon.


Tickets for these events, along with popular sessions in other sports, will be allocated in a "fair draw process".


Glasgow 2014 deputy chief executive Ty Speer said: "Today marks yet another exciting moment in the journey to Glasgow 2014 and it's a real pleasure to share the details of which great live sporting moments Games fans will be part of next summer.


"The overwhelming enthusiasm demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of people already guarantees tremendous crowds across the board for Commonwealth athletes.


"This is a real vote of confidence and it's clear that so many people intend to make sure this is going to be a great Games in Glasgow."


People who have already applied for tickets will be given the first opportunity to buy any which remain available.


Everyone who has applied for tickets will then be offered to buy more tickets during an exclusive on-sale period before any remaining tickets are placed on general sale in late October.





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