People who have requested tickets for Olympic events that are over-subscribed, will have fresh tickets allocated to them using the alternative vote system, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games has announced.
Lord Coe, the Head of LOCOG explained that the counting and working out of which punter has got which ticket has taken longer than expected, which is why they're delaying taking any payments until next week.
"Quite frankly, we didn't think the games in London would be this popular." he explained. "So we've got huge numbers of super computers and several nerds holed up in a warehouse, counting requests and working out from peoples second- and third-choice events, who'll be going where."
However, he denied that the scheme was unfair.
"I know there's a chance that people from Scotland could have to get all the way from places like Cumbernauld to Weymouth instead of Hampden Park, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles. And bearing in mind the Scottish diet, they'll probably hoover those up too." the Tory peer told reporters.