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Monday, 5 November 2007

The Ticket Lottery

Ticket sales for the 2008 Beijing Olympics will revert to a lottery system, after last week's problems with the first-come, first served process caused the computer system to crash.

Demand was so high that the official ticketing website had 8 million views in the first hour.

The first tranche of tickets were sold in April 15 using a lottery system, and organisers decided to revert to it "in the interest of fairness and for everyone's convenience."

People who want to buy tickets can submit applications between December 10th and December 30th.

The date of the lottery will be announced later.

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