How to Purchase Olympic Tickets in Each Phase?

Update:02 Feb 2008

Olympic ticket sales are conducted in three phases, with multiple purchasing methods available in each phase.

Phase 1 starts in April 2007, and ends on June 30th, 2007. This phase is only for the submission of ticket applications. Customers may make their submissions electronically on the ticketing website or by a paper form. Completed paper forms can be submitted at any participating Bank of China Olympic ticket outlet or at the following mailing address: Beijing 100007 Mailbox, Sub-box No. 98, Beijing, Postal code 100007.

Phase 2 starts in October 2007, and ends in December 2007. This phase offers three ways of purchasing tickets:
the ticketing website
the participating Bank of China Olympic ticketing outlets, and
the Olympic Ticketing Call Center.
Ticket orders placed in Phase 2 will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Phase 3 starts in April 2008 and extends through the closing of the Olympic Games. During this phase, in addition to the three purchasing methods in Phase 2, you may also make purchases at the particular venue box offices. Tickets purchased in Phase 3 will be printed out in real time.

Apply for your Olympic tickets now

Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad  (BOCOG) is now accepting ticket application requests through this ticketing website (http://www.tickets.beijing2008.cn/?lang=en-cn) and designated Bank of China Olympic Ticket Outlets throughout China. Applications for any over-subscribed sessions will enter a random selection. Whether you submit your application early or on the last day, you will have an equal chance of securing tickets.

Citizens of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region must possess a valid passport or a Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents with valid endorsement.

Citizens of Taiwan Province must possess a valid travel document or a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents with valid endorsement.

Foreign citizens must possess a valid passport with a Chinese visa valid for 6 months or more.

If you reside in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Taiwan Province or any foreign country, you are not eligible to order Olympic tickets through the website. Please contact your regional Olympic Committee or sports federation for ticket ordering information.

Hong Kong: Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong China
Macao: Macao Sport Development Board
Taiwan: Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
All other Countries: National Olympic Committee

Source: BOCOG

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