Olympics resale site still offline after two days

The Olympics tickets resale site has been offline for more than two days, after tens of thousands of people clamoured online buy unwanted tickets on 6 January.

The Olympics tickets resale site has been offline for more than two days, after tens of thousands of people rushed online to buy unwanted tickets on 6 January.

Locog, the organising body for the Olympics, suspended the site on Friday afternoon due to issues arising from the large discrepancy between the thousands of people selling and buying tickets, said a spokesman.

The site was intended to allow people to resell their unwanted London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic tickets.

“We asked Ticketmaster to suspend the site and address several issues,” said the spokesman. One of the main problems appeared to be a delay in updating the site once tickets had been sold, he said. “We are working to get the site up and running as soon as possible,” he added.

A spokesman from Ticketmaster said he did not yet have the full details as to why the site was taken offline.

The ticket resale site will be running until 3 February, but it is not clear if this deadline will be extended following the site’s suspension.

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