Beijing organizers admitted they had underestimated the demand for tickets for the 2008 Olympics after they suspended sales when the system crashed.
1.85 million Tickets were allocated when their Web site received 20 million hits in the first three hours of sale on Tuesday and the process was suspended.
??The Beijing Olympic Ticketing Centre underestimated the peoples? enthusiasm for the Games.
We sincerely apologize to the general public for the inconvenience,?? said director of the center Rong Jun.
??We are negotiating with the technical staff for a more comprehensive system.??