By Duncan Mackay

London 2012_ticket_resale_site_problemsJanuary 15 - London 2012 this week plan to reopen official ticket resale website which has been suspended since January 6 because of problems.

Agents Ticketmaster had been trying to find a solution and London 2012 have said that solution has now been found, though organisers have not given specific day when that will happen nor details of the solution.

"LOCOG confirms that a solution has been found to enable the ticket resale platform to reopen," a London 2012 spokeswoman said.

The resale site is aimed at people selling unwanted tickets with others able to buy them on a first-come, first-served basis.

But most attempts to buy tickets that were apparently available failed and hours later, the website showed the same tickets still apparently available - but still unable to be bought.

London 2012 said this was due to tens of thousands of people trying to buy the tickets and a delay in those tickets being removed from the system once they had been purchased.

The resale window had been due to be open until February  3, and a further one million "contingency" tickets are due to go on sale in May.

"London 2012 have yet to confirm whether the resale window will be extended.

Earlier this month London 2012 admitted that people had been offered tickets to alternative events at the Olympics after an error led to 10,000 too many tickets being sold for synchronised swimming sessions.

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