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