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Tickets for 2012 London Olympic Games Go on Sale

Fireworks light up as the London 2012 Olympic Games countdown clock registers 500 days till the games begin at a ceremony in Trafalgar Square in central London, Monday, March, 14, 2011. From Tuesday morning, 6.6 million Olympic tickets become available, 500 days before the Games begin. People have a six-week window to apply for tickets on the London 2012 website(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Tuesday marks the 500-day countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games and officials have already noticed a glitch.

The glitch was spotted on Tuesday when tickets for the event went on sale.


According to the Associated Press fans with Visa cards that expire before the end of August weren’t able to complete their orders. Visa–an Olympic sponsor–is the only credit card that can be used to buy tickets for the 2012 event.

“It is an issue with Visa rather than the website or our systems,” officials with London 2012 told the Associated Press

Officials have been urging fans not to buy tickets for the Olympic Games so far ahead of time. The deadline is April 26, and there are no promotions or discounts when buying the tickets early.

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