China Beijing Olympics Beijing 2008 Olympics Travel Guide

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China Beijing Olympics Beijing 2008 Olympics Travel Guide

  1. 1. Beijing 2008 Olympics Travel Guide How to Travel to the Summer Olympics How to Get Tickets The Beijing 2008 Olympics kick off August 8, but tickets are already going fast. Skip the official website of the Olympic Games: Only residents of mainland China are eligible to order tickets through it. For Americans, the best way to buy tickets is through CoSport (877/457-4647, cosport.com). Alternatively, if you're willing to pay marked-up prices, you can snap up tickets from ticket brokers, such as RazorGator (800/542-4466, razorgator.com), which obtain tickets and resell them a few months in advance of the Games. CoSport's ticket-request lottery—the first round of sales—is over. Check CoSport's website in October for announcements on when it will put its remaining tickets on sale. Typically, the most popular events are the opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, diving, and women's gymnastics, says Donald Williams, vice president for sales and marketing at Cartan
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