The Olympic ticketing system is collapsing.

Original author: Suzanne Tindal
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Half an hour after the start of the second round of ticket sales for the 2008 Beijing Olympics this week, the online ticketing system crashed.

In a statement released on Tuesday night, the Beijing Olympic Committee reports that it decided to temporarily suspend the second phase of domestic ticket sales in order to improve the technical plan.

“Due to the huge volume of pages visited, the technical system was not able to perform the tasks well enough, and many customers could not successfully confirm their applications,” the committee explained.

8 million hits and 200,000 orders per second overwhelmed the system, according to the comments of the Chinese news site Xinhua .

Ticketmaster, which provides hosting, is working on a solution to the problem.

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