Official French 2012 Ticket Selling Site Crashes Upon Launch

June 13, 2011

The official French website for selling tickets to the London 2012 Olympics has crashed before selling a single ticket.

The tickets were set to go on sale to pre-registered applicants this morning, June 13, through the French Olympic Committee’s official reselling agents Eventour2012.

EU laws mean UK users can buy seats and more than 4,000 Brits had registered in the hope to secure tickets after many lost out in the process in the host nation.

A message posted on the site at the time when the sale process was set to begin read: ”For technical reasons we invite you to return to the site from 14.00 (13.00 BST). Thank you for your understanding.”

It is believed that a last minute rush by UK residents may have caused the site to overload through increased registrations which allow users a 48-hour window of private sales before Wednesday, June 15, when tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.