Just the ticket for 2010 Winter Olympics

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The Vancouver Olympic Organising Committee (VANOC), has unveiled its ticketing policy for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Seventy percent of tickets will be made available to the public during the week beginning 3 October 2008.

Seventy percent of tickets to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver will be made available to the public during the week beginning 3 October 2008. According to the Vancouver Olympic Organising Committee (VANOC), the remainder will be set aside for sponsors, National Olympic Committees and international sports federations. Including victory ceremonies, approximately 2m tickets will be made available. And according to a news release issued by VANOC, more than half of all tickets will cost $100 or less. Whilst access to cheap ticketing will be welcomed by the public, concerns in the city that the current level of taxis will not match demand during the Games have been raised. The Vancouver Tourism Office and city officials have launched a new push to get more cab licences granted. At the time of writing, Vancouver was in the process of creating its own major sports event strategic unit, according to Mark Vulliamy, manager of planning and research at the Vancouver Park Board.

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