2008 Beijing Olympics Tickets
August 8-24th, 2008 - Beijing, China
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The 2008 Summer Olympics are being held in Beijing, China, a developing country with the annual income less than the people in Sydney, Australia and Athens, Greece, the cities of the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, respectively. Because of that, the 2008 Beijing Olympic ticket prices were lowered significantly. The highest 2008 Beijing Olympic ticket price for the opening ceremony is half of that for the 2004 Olympic Games. For normal competitions, the 2008 Beijing Olympic ticket prices are only one-third of those in Athens.
The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) wanted to make the 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets affordable to the average Chinese citizen. The domestic public has access to more than 50% of the 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets; this number is higher than in recent Olympic Games. The rest of the Beijing Olympic tickets are being sold worldwide. Over 7 million 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets will be sold, and already, over 1 million of them have been snatched up. China put 2.2 million on the market in early April-May, and within a month, 230,000 people booked that million, 15 months before the 2008 Summer Games begin. The BOCOG also developed special programs to allow Chinese students access to 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets.
Interestingly enough, some sessions (events) won’t require 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets, such as road cycling, walking, and the marathon; these events are open to the public. The BOCOG is working with their ticketing partner and sponsors to apply high technology within the ticketing process. Each 2008 Beijing Olympic ticket will have a digital chip that identifies the purchaser to prevent reselling and identify counterfeits. 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets for the opening ceremony, basketball, and diving have been the top sellers so far.
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