Ticket system for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing crashes
According to ZDNet News:
A half hour after the second-round of ticket sales for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing began, the online booking system broke down.
The Beijing Olympic Committee said in a statement published Tuesday night that it had decided toe temporarily halt domestic ticket sales in the second phase to improve the technical plan.
The Web site received over eight million hits and 200,000 orders per second, which overwhelmed the technical system.
Ticketmaster, which hosts the site, is working on a solution.