Olympic fans around the country were left angry and frustrated this morning as the second phase of ticket sales was blighted with yet more problems.

Many people who got up at the crack of dawn to buy tickets at 6am received “error” or “try again later” messages when they visitied the Olympics website.

A statement on the London 2012 website said: "We are experiencing high demand. You will be automatically directed to the page requested as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.'

But the less patient among them vented their anger on Twitter calling the system a "shambles" and "a joke".

A London 2012 spokeswoman defended the website saying it was functioning properly but triple Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley told BBC Sport: “I think, as most of the public feels, it’s a bit of a shambles the ticket allocation.”

The second round of ticket sales lasts for 10 days with tickets for 310 events.

In the first round of sales the website was flooded with 22 million

requests from 1.9 million people.

Nearly two-thirds of applicants – some 1.2 million people missed out on tickets in the first round.