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Forget about your "reserved seats" in many sports. You are NOT going to get them.

http://www.examiner.com/article/many-fans-will-not-stand-for-new-open-seating-rule-at-rio-olympics-stadiums

Some of the best competition at 2016 Summer Olympics events may very well be in the stands. TheRio Olympics Organizing Committee admitted yesterday to several of its client groups that general admission seating will be instituted at numerous venues during the Summer Games, according to anInside The Games story. Boxing, rugby, archery, table tennis and weightlifting are among those sports that will have first-come, first-served seating.
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I just received my tickets

Remember, "there are always more tickets." The opening round gets all the publicity; that's when most people apply so it's the hardest to get tickets. But for the patient person, there are always more

No. Please stop being an idiot, saying idiotic things. You don't buy tickets, you aren't interesting in buying tickets and yet you are making posts that are 100% wrong is if you know something.

"Several of the client groups that had General Admission" - thats really not that much of a big deal - especially for some of the smaller sports in smaller venues, its quite manageable.

Read it in detail. As an example -- if you're in the first come-first served section, if you leave to get some snacks or go to the bathroom w/o someone holding your seat, it's not going to be yours when you get back. It still changes the Olympic experience...which is supposed to be special. Now, it's ordinary.

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i am a little worried about this for hockey and rugby both events are quite long. As a single traveller i wont leave a bag on my seat to go get a snack or go to toilet.

Guess i will need to stock up on food and drink befor even and take an empty bottle if needed.

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i am a little worried about this for hockey and rugby both events are quite long. As a single traveller i wont leave a bag on my seat to go get a snack or go to toilet.

Guess i will need to stock up on food and drink befor even and take an empty bottle if needed.

Or make friends with the people you are sitting near.

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i am a little worried about this for hockey and rugby both events are quite long. As a single traveller i wont leave a bag on my seat to go get a snack or go to toilet.

Guess i will need to stock up on food and drink befor even and take an empty bottle if needed.

Stock up on some Olympic pins or such, so you can reward the strangers around you whom you make friends with; after you get away for a few minutes.

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I'm sure they'll doing this to pack people in front of the cameras so the venues of unpopular sports in Brazil won't look empty. On the other hand, how much food do you people need during a sports session? :blink:

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Hello,

Brazilian here and just found this forum. I´m selling a good variety of tickets for the Games. I have them in Ticketbis but for sure I can make better deals directly with possible buyers.

The list is:

AT005/AT013/BK059/BK060/BK062/BK063/BK064/BV010/BV013/BV014/BV031/BV032/GA008/GG001/GG002/GR001/GR002/GR003/GR004/GR005/GR006/GT001/GT002/HB039/HB040/HB041/HB042/HO043/JU008/OW001/OW002/SA007/SA009/SA010/SA011/SW005/SW009/VO034/VO038/VO039/VO040/VO041/VO042/VO043/WP033/

All the tickets are in my name and I can supply proof of purchase of them. You can contact me through private message or by email: ftamanini (at) gmail.

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Forget about your "reserved seats" in many sports. You are NOT going to get them.

http://www.examiner.com/article/many-fans-will-not-stand-for-new-open-seating-rule-at-rio-olympics-stadiums

Really not happy about that news.

Because of that, I will have to skip the men's marathon having ticket for the Boxing Finals that day.

It was very tight for me to travel from the Sambodromo to Barra but doesnt care with reserved seat. Now, I'm in trouble.

(I tought I wiil see my first marathon in five summer Olympics I attend. I will have to wait for Tokyo in 2020)

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Was in line at 12h00 and got number 528 on the waiting line

17 minutes later I was in.

Was surprised to see CC available and also a lot of Track Cycling

No Rowing and Swimming for me

Only thing I grab is a men basketball ticket (knowing that I will see USA since they release the schedule)

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Not only did they have CC tickets, they had class B, C or D tickets. I've seen closing tickets before, but never in the cheaper categories.

As for basketball, just a guess, but I'd go for the late game tickets if I wanted the best chance at seeing team USA.


Or if you really want to see team USA, get tickets for both the middle and late game. Again, just a guess, but I don't see them putting the US in the early game.

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FIBA allready announced the dates USA will play their preliminary round match :

August 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th

But the time of the day isn't confirmed yet

There's three game per day

one in the afternoon, one at 19h00 (finishing at 20h45) and one at 22h30 (finishing ah 00h15)

It's sure that USA won't play the afternoon match to be prime time on TV for the american market.

Then, choice of 19h00 and 22h30

Swimming Finals start at 22h00

So, All the USA Basketball games should be at 19h00

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FIBA allready announced the dates USA will play their preliminary round match :

August 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th

But the time of the day isn't confirmed yet

There's three game per day

one in the afternoon, one at 19h00 (finishing at 20h45) and one at 22h30 (finishing ah 00h15)

It's sure that USA won't play the afternoon match to be prime time on TV for the american market.

Then, choice of 19h00 and 22h30

Swimming Finals start at 22h00

So, All the USA Basketball games should be at 19h00

For 06th and 14th we have to consider it's Saturday and Sunday, so it s possible a afternoon match. For the other days, I agree with Petrus, US don t play afternoon matchs.

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Sale of 700 black market Olympics tickets halted by Brazilian police

Brazilian police have broken up a black-market ring that tried to illegally sell more than 700 Olympic tickets at exorbitant prices, authorities said on Tuesday.

Rio’s police, with the help of the local Olympic committee, busted 10 people involved in the scam.

The suspects bought the tickets legally, then used social media sites in an attempt to illegally resell them, said Donovan Ferreti, head of ticket sales for Rio 2016, as the local committee is known.

“In one case, a ticket was sold for 10 times the original price from our site,” Ferreti said. The illegally sold tickets had been blocked and cannot be used, he added.

Ferreti would not detail the sales prices of the illegal tickets, nor the events that they were for, but did say they were for sports that were in “high demand”.

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http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/apr/05/olympic-games-rio-2016-ticket-ring-black-market

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I'm confused by the basketball scheduling. I have ticket to BK054 (on the 17th, 2:30-4), would that include seeing the USA team?

I was going to guess the last game of the day BK056 only because it is at 9:15 pm ET.

But, Then I checked there is the women's beach volleyball Final at 9:00 pm ET. Pretty sure NBC will air the Final.

By the way, Do you still have the extra bedroom available in Barra?

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