Paralympic Ticketing Begins June 20

June 19th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin  

BEIJING – More than 820,000 tickets the Paralympic Games of 2008 will go on sale this Friday, June 20.

According to Mr. Zhu Yan, director of the BOCOG Ticketing Center, 203 sessions will be for available to the public within the mainland of China with the highest price reaching 80 RMB.

Mr. Zhu explained that following the principle of “Both Games, Equal Splendour”, the low fare policy has been adopted to encourage public participation. Previous Games practice and the status of Paralympic sports development in China have been taken into consideration when the policy was designed.

Most Paralympic sport tickets are “General Admission Tickets”, with price varying from 30RMB to 80RMB. Sailing tickets will follow the Olympic policy, priced at 50RMB for full course events and 30 RMB for modified course events. For marathon events, tickets priced at 30 RMB are available for spectators to watch the sprint and performance at the finishing line in the National Stadium. There will be no tickets for Paralympic Road Cycling and spectators can watch the competition along the route free of charge.

The Chinese national public can book tickets via the official ticketing website (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn) between June 20 and September 14. On Friday, designated Bank of China outlets and venue ticket boxes in Beijing and Qingdao will start printing and selling thermal tickets to the Paralympics.

A ticket booking account is needed, either one registered in a previous phase or a new one registered under a valid ID of the ticket buyer. Only one account is allowed for each buyer.

One account can book five tickets for the same session, of no more than two event sessions. Additional purchase orders cannot be made until the previous payment is made in full.

If the purchase payment and pick-up of the ticket(s) are to be completed by a person other than the actual ticket buyer, then this person needs to bring his/her own ID and the ID of the eligible ticket buyer registered in the system. Information submitted for the booking account must be true and accurate.

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