The Olympics Stadium in Stratford. Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympics ticket resale suspended by London 2012 organisers

More bad news for Lord Coe as requests for resale orders were suspended until the ticket system could be fixed.

LONDON OLYMPIC ORGANISERS have temporarily suspended the sale of a limited number of tickets for the 2012 Games after computer problems kept causing trouble for buyers.

The tickets were being sold today at face value and came from customers who decided to submit them for resale.

But requests for resale orders were suspended until the system could be fixed, a spokesman for the organising committee said.

Customers can still go to the site and get tickets for soccer and the Paralympics, but people offering tickets for resale will have to wait until the system is refreshed.

London’s organisers have struggled with ticket sales. They set up a complicated lottery system in which people blindly registered for tickets and handed over their credit card details before learning what tickets they were getting.

Two-thirds of ticket seekers failed to earn any in a first round that ended in April, with 22 million requests for 6.6 million available tickets.

Another round was blighted by computer problems, and Twitter was alight with complaints earlier from other ticket seekers having problems with the website.

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