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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Ticket Sales Suspended

There has been something of an Olympic sized fiasco in China following the launch of the second tranche of ticket sales for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Organisers have had to suspend ticket sales until next Monday, after the booking system crashed due to high demand on Tuesday.

The organising committee has issued a statement apologising for the mess, stating that they had underestimated demand.

It seems that in the first hour after sales opened, the ticket website received more than 200,000 ticket requests per second. Additionally, phone lines were jammed by customers eager to buy the tickets.

However, it is far better to have too many people trying to buy tickets than too few.

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