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Monday, 29 October 2007

Tickets Go On Sale

This Tuesday 1.85 million tickets for the 2008 Olympic Games will be up for sale in China, in the second round of booking.

Ticket prices range from 30 Yuan to 5,000 Yuan, and will be sold on the first come, first serve basis at this stage.

Rong Jun, head of the Beijing Olympics Organising Committee (BOCOG), said:

"One can buy a maximum of 50 tickets and the two-ticket limit is applied for 'high-demand events'."

There are over seven million tickets available for sale, with about 40% reserved for domestic Chinese sale.

In the first round of sale between April and August, 63,000 tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 91,000 seat capacity stadium and over two million tickets for the sports events were sold.

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