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Olympic beach luge tickets oversold

Tickets for the 2012 Olympics beach luge event have been massively oversold due to an error, it emerged today. 

The Olympic Cafe, Catford Sidings, which is to host the event, can comfortably seat 27. But today the Man Mountain Events ticket agency admitted it had sold more than 158,000 tickets for the event. 

We are asking anyone we can think of if they have folding chairs, said cafe owner Troy Janhorse, but even if we ask people to squeeze up, I don't think we can take more than fifty. 

Some have expressed surprise that so many people are interested in this minority sport. But others point out that any sport involving bikini-clad girls and tea trays is bound to garner some attention.

See also: Olympic mix-up

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