Visa fixes ticket problem for 2012 London Olympics

The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 16, 2011; 2:19 PM

LONDON -- Credit-card giant Visa says it has fixed the problem that left fans unable to book tickets for the 2012 London Olympics on the day they went on sale.

A few hours into Tuesday's online ticket launch, fans with Visa cards that expire before the end of August found they were unable to process their orders.

The company says starting Monday, all Visa cards with an expiration date of May 2011 or later will be accepted by the ticket application website for the London Games.

Visa noted Wednesday that cardholders with an expiration date of April will receive a replacement card before the ticket registration deadline of April 26.

Visa is an Olympic sponsor and the only card that can be used to purchase tickets.

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