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General News Glasgow, Great Britain

Athletics tickets sold out for 2014 Commonwealth Games

More than eight months before the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, all of the athletics tickets for the seven days of competition have sold out.

Organisers described the demand as “simply incredible” as more than 100,000 applications were made for the men’s 100m final. Glasgow’s Hampden Park Stadium, which will host the athletics competition at the Games, has a capacity of 44,000.

Many other sports have also sold out for the Games which begin on 24 July with the athletics programme starting on 27 July.

The demand for tickets has underlined the British public’s passion for sport, little more than a year after the conclusion of the London 2012 Olympic Games where every athletics session in the 80,000-seater stadium was sold out.

Olympic Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill intends to compete in Glasgow, while Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt hasn’t ruled out making an appearance there.

Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF