22 June 2011 - 2:18pm | posted by | 2 comments

London 2012 insists the website will not crash during remaining Olympic tickets sales

London 2012 insists the website will not crash during remaining Olympic tickets salesLondon 2012 insists the website will not crash during remaining

London 2012 organisers have insisted that their system will be able to cope when the remaining Olympic tickets go on sale at 6am on Friday 24 June.

Unlike the first batch of tickets released which were drawn by ballot, the 600,000 remaining non-football tickets will be sold on the website on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog), said he was confident that the system they had built would be able to cope saying "the difference is that this time we have a clear idea of the maximum number of people who can possibly apply for the tickets.”

It is expected that about 1.2million people will be trying to buy the tickets, having missed out before.

Deighton’s promise comes on the day that people who did win tickets in the ballot find out which events they will get to see.

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Anonymous (not verified)
24 Jun 2011 - 06:29
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Good to see Paul Deighton has made a complete fool out of himself making such promises about the website not crashing! Already at 6.04am this morning it had crashed while I was trying to purchase these tickets!

His IT department must be laughing at him now!

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Anonymous (not verified)
24 Jun 2011 - 06:49
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Indeed, I only managed to submit my application at 6:41am after several very frustrating crashes.

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