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    Who will light the 2020 cauldron?

    Since Rio I have been saying Kohei Uchimura. Back to back all-around champion and he is still competing .
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    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    FYI For US some random tickets for water polo, handball, hockey, weightlifting, and wrestling are now available at Cosport. I got a hockey and sailing ticket from the drop.
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    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    So the systems says it will add $35 for shipping and it never does it! My order says I have to pick them up in the host city and I never picked that
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    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    My email from Cosport says we are to receive an email on the 24th but the site says something different. I am very nervous about being shut out due to overwhelming response. They said it was over a million applications sent in. I had just hoped I would not have to live in agony for an extra day Good luck to everyone in the lottery!
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    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    Can anyone figure out if Cosport will release the tickets results on the 24th or 25th? The email says 24 but the website says 25. I emailed them and of course I had no response.
  6. Hello all, I thought I'd reach out to see if anyone else going to the games has better info on the Lunar New Year issues with Korail. I have had absolutely no issues reserving rail tickets until right now. They are not allowing anyone to reserve tickets with the Pyeongchang Rail Pass online from Feb 14-18 for the national holiday. They say it will be announced 'later'. I've tried Skyping their customer service several times and there is a severe language barrier. They say you could book tickets at a travel counter by 'asking a friend in Korea' or online. But every time I ask about that I get something different. Once they said that you can use the pass online....and then no it will be all in Korean for Koreans only....and I can't get anyone to tell me if I have to pay extra for this time period or just use the pass. It is getting me no where. I'm worried I will not get to events due to the sheer volume of travelers during a national holiday. Has anyone going found more solid info about this? Many thanks from a concerned fellow traveler.
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    I just got back from a two week trip to Japan. Tokyo 2020 is everywhere! I had seen the logos upon departing the airport, in the harbor area of the Odaiba, outside the 1964 Olympic venues, as well as a countdown that was scrolling on the side of the famous Asahi Brewing Company building. There is a store selling official merchandise in Narita airport. I snagged a hand towel, pin, and keychain. Very reasonably priced I might add. I also saw a Tokyo 2020 sign in the Kyoto train station. It was very exciting to see the country embracing the games. I can't wait to return for 2020! (if someone can tell me how the attachments work ie: how to add them to my account- I might be able to put up a few photos I have)
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    Looking for accommodations

    Well I found a pension close to the freestyle venue. At least I have a place to sleep! Good luck to everyone out there!
  9. Hello KSG. I have yet to find ANY accommodations that are not in Seoul. I know you don't recommend people staying there but do you have any info about hotels? I've contacted the Pyeongchang site several times and they can't seem to even help.
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    Looking for accommodations

    What about the figure 8 hotel on the beach? That can't just be for non-tourists. I'm starting to panic. I called the number on the Pyeongchang website and the tourism people made it sound like it was too early to be looking.
  11. Hello everyone, I've been locked out of my old Gamesbid account so I had to start over with a new name. And thank you in advance to anyone who has suggestions. As we have feared, getting accommodations are extremely difficult for these games. Travel sites have just now opened the dates for the games and there are so few hotels and most say they are already sold out. I've looked at Airbnb and few places are actually close to the two clusters and some are charging thousands a night. I've tried to use Google Maps to no avail- there is little public transportation that comes up. In the transportation thread it was stated that the train to and from Seoul would be $45 USD and there is just no financial way that's a good idea for staying in Seoul the whole time. Has ANYONE been able to get accommodations? If so how did you find them? Side note: I know there are at least 4 new hotels to be built but I can't even find their names to look into booking. Has anyone seen info about this as well?
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