Beijing Olympics sell out of tickets
julianw | July 28, 2008 at 03:01 pmby
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struggling to rent rooms, but the Olympics themselves are having no such trouble. On Monday, the Beijing Games became the first ever Olympics to sell out of tickets.Beijing's craiglist page is now full of ticket sellers. One way place not to look for last-minute seats is Beijingticketing.com, apparently.
Organizers of the Beijing Olympics have announced that all of the tickets for events in the Chinese capital are sold out.
The announcement came Monday in a brief notice on the Beijing Games' Web site and makes the August 8-24 event the first Olympics ever to sell out.
Tens of thousands of enthusiastic Chinese fans waited in line for as long as two days to buy the last group of tickets on Friday. The scene was chaotic at ticketing centers in Beijing as fans battled police, reporters and each other to make their purchases.
Approximately 250,000 of the tickets available were for events in Beijing, while even more were for early round football matches in several other cities.
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