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Tickets

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Tickets for Sochi went on sale in February 2013. I'm not expecting to see tickets for Pyecongchang before February 2017. 

The ATR's for Pyeongchang haven't been announced yet. But, unfortunately, I can't think of any reason to expect the incompetent crooks at CoSport won't be the ATR for the US again. Boo. 

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The Tickets Designs Have Yet To Be Unveiled.

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Cosport send out an email, asking people to send in a intention of interest starting next week, with ticket sales starting Feb 9.

I can't believe I'm seriously thinking of going. 

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Results of the Expression of Interest have been mailed and are on the CoSport site.  Here is the sales schedule:

EOI Results Open - NOW
EOI Results Close - February 8, 2017 at 18:00 (NYC Time)
Live Sales Open - February 9, 2017 (Time to be announced)

For Rio, we received nothing in the EOI phase.  Here we received Opening and several other events.  Will probably not buy any of the tickets because of the question on transportation and housing. 

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I got three of the five tickets I put in my expression of interest. Now for some heavy thinking before 6PM tomorrow. Right now I'm leading towards not taking then. Oh, I'll probably still end up going. But I don't think these will be hard to pick up later if I want.... and by not buying now I keep flexibility on travel dates. 

One thing that seems different this year is the pricing. Ticket prices are in odd amounts (i.e. $152.39). Using todays exchange rate and the published RoK prices, it looks like everything is almost an exact 33% markeup. 

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4 hours ago, lovecruisingtoo said:

For Rio, we received nothing in the EOI phase.  Here we received Opening and several other events.  Will probably not buy any of the tickets because of the question on transportation and housing. 

I totally agree. I got confirmed for enough tickets to make the trip worthwhile, but without any good hotel options, it just doesn't seem like a good idea to take them. I wish CoSport would tell us whether they have any good hotel options - I may call them tomorrow.

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In case anyone's interested, there are still oodles of tickets to be had from CoSport. This is by far the least interest I've seen from the public for tickets. 

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There is no way I am paying those prices.  Absolutely not.  As usual it seems 90% of the tickets are the A reserve only - some cheap womens hockey but everything else?  $300+ to watch ski jumping?  FUCKTHATNOISE!

I'll make most out of the Asian Winter Games next week and will wait until Tokyo/Beijing.

With the stupid lack of ANY info about accommodation - I'm out.  I'm not blowing a thousand bucks to just potentially throw it away.

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Hi All,

First overseas olympics for me have purchased tickets through CoSport. Was dissapointed to miss out on Mens Ice Hockey final tickets in your experience will these tickets become available at a later date or have I missed the boat so to speak?

 

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Once sponsor and NOC requirements are known there may be more tickets.  For example in Rio there were extremely low amounts of swimming and opening ceremony tickets available - however 4 or so months prior to the Games CoSport got a further allotment from the organising committee and there was a lot available closer to the Games.  A lot will also depend on the local ticket sales - ice hockey is not hugely popular in Korea so there may be more tickets coming from the local allotment.  So after saying all that - is it likely?  The Men's final is a hot ticket regardless of where the Games are - if anymore become available you will need to be quick.

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9 hours ago, shannon said:

Hi All,

First overseas olympics for me have purchased tickets through CoSport. Was dissapointed to miss out on Mens Ice Hockey final tickets in your experience will these tickets become available at a later date or have I missed the boat so to speak?

 

The first day that tickets go on sale is usually the toughest day to get tickets to popular events. Most are being held back for VIP's, the Olympic Family, expensive package deals, etc. Based on past years, I expect tickets to gradually trickle down to the individual ticket site. Sometimes CoSport will announce "we've got a new batch of tickets coming out on such and such date." Other times they just show up without notice. 

While there are no guarantees - especially with the mens gold metal match which is really popular - a persistent person will usually get tickets to what they want (though not necessarily the price-category they want). Given that ice-hockey isn't popular in South Korea, this will probably be the easiest year to get tickets. And if the NHL announces they aren't coming, I expect to see lots of tickets. 

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According to a report by AFP, the Organizing Comitte sold 18.000 tickets in less than 2 hours after they were open for sale, Tough they also state a poll shows 48% of koreans aren't interested in the games (though that number might change as we get closer to the olympics).

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