London Olympic Ticket Resale Site Remains Suspended for Fourth Day

The London 2012 Olympics ticket resale website remains suspended, four days after computer glitches stopped orders from being processed on the site, run by Live Nation Entertainment Inc.’s Ticketmaster division.

“Ticketmaster is looking into it,” a spokeswoman for the London 2012 organizing committee, who declined to be identified, said in an interview. She didn’t put a timeframe on when the site will be back online. “It won’t go live again until we know the issues are resolved.”

Ticketmaster declined to comment, saying it planned to release a statement this afternoon in London.

The resale of tickets bought directly from the organizers runs until Feb. 3 via the buyer’s ticketing account on the official London 2012 website. The website was partially suspended Jan. 6 after thousands of people went online to buy and sell tickets on the opening day. The site allows ticket holders to resell their seats at face value.

Also last week, the local operating committee said a “human error” was to blame for selling 10,000 tickets too many for the synchronized swimming competition. Some 3,000 people have been contacted and offered tickets for different sports, including swimming and athletics.

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