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A surge of people applying for tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games led to delays of up to an hour as one million went on sale today.
Within minutes of tickets going on sale, the organising committee's website had crashed due to the huge demand.
Organisers said tickets - which range from £15 to £250 - were available until mid-September and urged people to be "patient" in their quest to buy tickets for the event.
The official Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 website is "experiencing high demand" after approximately one million tickets went on sale today.
Waiting times are currently exceeding an hour for the tickets. Games chiefs have pledged that two-thirds of tickets will be priced at £25 or less.
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will "guarantee top class sporting drama", according to deputy first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon.
Glasgow is preparing to welcome 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth who will take part in the 11 day event next summer.
One million tickets to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games go on sale later this morning.
To kick off ticket sales, Glasgow-born ambassador for the Games Michael Jamieson will dive into the refurbished pool at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre at 10am.
Chairman of Glasgow 2014, Lord Smith of Kelvin, said: "Glasgow 2014 in every sense is a Games for everyone and a fantastic opportunity to experience world-class sport up close in one of the world's great sporting cities."
Tickets are available for four weeks, until Monday September 16. Adult tickets start at £15 and two-thirds are less than £25.