Olympics tickets

Liang Wendao: Reporters Vs. Policemen

Liang Wendao, a well-known host of Phoenix TV, a Chinese broadcasting company based in Hong Kong, commented on the recent clash between members of the press and police during Olympics ticket sales on his blog. Translated by...

Video: Olympic Games Ticket Sales Hot Up (Updated)

Nickkita Lau reports in the Hong Kong-based Standard: Scuffles broke out yesterday as thousands of people queued in sweltering heat for about 250,000 Olympic Games tickets on sale in Beijing. The fights broke out in the...

Olympic Tickets on Sale Illegally – Michael Bristow

Some in China are trying to make a fortune by scalping tickets for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. From BBC: Individuals who were initially allowed to buy 50 tickets each are cashing in by selling them for more than 10 times their face value. … Tickets for the opening ceremony on 8 August are on sale […]

Beijing Opening Ceremony Tickets on Sale for $20,000 – Nick Mulvenney and Liu Zhen

From Reuters: Chinese are ignoring warnings against trying to cash in on the huge demand for Beijing Olympic tickets and seats for the opening ceremony are on sale on the Internet for up to 150,000 yuan ($20,120). Beijing organizers said last month tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies could be transferred once but “any […]

Olympics: Beijing Ticket System Collapses under Massive Demand – Channelnewsasia.com

From Channelnewsasia.com: Massive demand caused the Beijing Olympic ticketing system to collapse on Tuesday as a second phase of sales for people living in China got under way, officials said. More than 200,000 Internet ticket applications for next year’s Games were submitted each second at some points on Tuesday, jamming the site, the Beijing Organising […]

Scalping the Olympics – Lin Yang

Beijing’s promise to keep the highly pressurized Olympics ticket purchase process on the up-and-up seems to have gone aground on the shores of economic reality. From TIME’s China blog: In China having connections can make all the difference. But when the first-stage ticket sales plan for the 2008 Olympics was announced earlier this year, the […]

Beijing Olympics tickets on sale – BBC News

From BBC News: More than seven million tickets are available to the public, of which about 75% will go to Chinese residents. Organisers say they have worked to keep prices down in order to make the Olympics affordable for everyone. Fifty-eight percent of all tickets will cost $12 (¬£6) or less, organisers say. Some tickets […]



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