Frantic rush to buy Olympic tickets

London 2010 Olympic Stadium
London 2010 Olympic Stadium Photo: ITN

Thousands of people sat ready and waiting at their computers this morning, hoping to secure tickets to the Olympic Games in the third round of ticket sales.

For those who'd tried and failed twice to get tickets, another window of opportunity opened at 11 o'clock.

But waiting with them were ticket touts, and they were ready with specialist computer equipment to buy tickets in bulk.

Games organisers and police say they're doing everything they can to ensure the tickets go to real sports fans, but is that a realistic ambition?

Our Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris reports.