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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 11:57

Computer glitches stuff up Olympics

Written by Nick Farell

Two in one day
Two embarrassing computer glitches are making the organisers of London's Olympic games look like a really unprofessional bunch.

Just hours after the tickets went on sale the fault appeared, leaving anyone trying to book with a Visa credit card due to expire before the end of June discovering that the London 2012 website could not process their orders. At the same time, the official Olympic countdown clock, sponsored by official timekeeper Omega, stopped only a day after it was unveiled in Trafalgar Square. Sheepish technicians were trying to restore the service last night.

Part of the problem for the London Olympics is that buying tickets is a bit of a lottery, and to win tickets you need a valid credit card. However if people try to enter the lottery, and their card expires before the lottery is drawn, it will be invalid.

Still it all looks pretty bad for the London Olympics. After the country has spent billions on them, most of the country expects it to be a catalogue of disasters. It is the British way of doing things.

Nick Farell

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+4 #1 yourma2000 2011-03-16 12:18
We are, have been and always will be, a nation of fail
+8 #2 fingerbob69 2011-03-16 12:46
Quoting yourma2000:
We are, have been and always will be a nation of fail

Speak for yaself, m8!

Mr Farrell...Visa have taken full responsibility for the credit card expiry date issue ...they are an American company I believe.

As have Omega re: the clock ...who are Swiss.

We Brits don't get to screw it up til next year when athletes have to use are wonderful public transport system to get to events!
0 #3 yourma2000 2011-03-16 13:47
Paul Merton- "This is our chance to turn the Olympics into It's A Knockout!"

Sadly I can see this happening
0 #4 Tasty Taste 2011-03-16 18:18
shouldnt have shipped out Assange
+4 #5 deadspeedv 2011-03-17 06:47
I still believe the 2000 Sydney Olympics was the best so far. Need to have another Olympics in Australia. Good excuse to travel there.

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