BOCOG to deal with formerly suspended tickets applications
www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-23 23:28:22   Print

    BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Ticketing center of Beijing Organizing Committee of Olympic Games (BOCOG) announced Friday to give applications on Oct. 30 the priority.

    It means that the center will firstly deal process applications from people who registered authentic ID information at any Bank of China outlets or the Ticketing Call Center on October 30th.

    According to a statement released by the BOCOG, The Bank of China outlets and the Ticketing Call Center will contact every individual who on October 30th registered with valid ID information and contact numbers from November 24th to 26th.

    These applicants can submit ticket applications and payments by the time of 5:00 p.m. on November 30, rather than waiting for a random draw.

    The organizers had kicked off the sale of the second batch of Olympic tickets at the end of last month, but the Oct. 30 sales on a first come, first-serve basis was suspended after the booking system crashed due to overwhelming demand.

    Only 43,000 tickets were sold last week before the sale windows were shut off.

    Olympic ticket sales will resume next month and tickets will be allocated by a random draw. The first batch of 1.6 million tickets were allocated by lottery earlier this year.

    A total of seven million tickets for the Aug. 8-24 Games are available to the general public with nearly three quarters reserved for domestic sales.

Editor: Yan Liang
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