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Getting Olympic Tickets in Beijing

Much has been made of the scarcity of tickets in Beijing and yet in the first week there was a pandemic of half-empty stadia spreading the city. The government have been publicising their active work to shut down ticket touts and prevent illegal re-sale of official tickets. However, this is typical PR and bluff promoted [...]
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London 2012 Olympics ticketing system has citizens in uproar

Sports : The Early Lead (3 years ago)

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Ticketing problems leave stadiums half empty

Sports / Olympics : 08:08:08 An Olympic Games Blog (6 years ago)

BOCOG happily announced before the Olympics that all 7-million tickets had been sold out. There was even a mad rush to buy the final round of Olympic tickets. For many Chinese who wanted to see the Olympics, many have to be just hap... Read Post

The mystery of empty seats at the Beijing Olympics

Sports / Olympics : 08:08:08 An Olympic Games Blog (6 years ago)

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