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As A former competitive swimmer, it is frustrating not to have secured a single ticket for swimming and other sports requested during the recent sales fiasco for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

I registered for ticket updates last August, but was unsuccessful in securing any of the first batch of tickets. When the tickets went on sale online two weeks ago, I switched on the computer at 9am and was staring at the same “window” well into the night.

Ironically, I secured tickets for the London Olympics in 2012, but, frustratingly, cannot get tickets for my “local” Commonwealth Games. 

The final re-release of tickets did not include swimming at all. This dreadful technical glitch was never fully explained, but certainly resulted in extreme disappointment for countless numbers of sports fans.

Dr Ranald Spicer

Cairnryan Road
Stranraer