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Over 60% of Tickets Sold for Pyeongchang Olympics

By Kim Seung-jae | December 26, 2017 10:42

Ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang surpassed 60 percent last week, the organizing committee said on Sunday. Some 655,000 tickets, or 61 percent of the total 1.07 million available tickets, were sold.

Tickets for alpine skiing were the most popular, at 81 percent sold, followed by cross-country skiing (79 percent), short-track speed skating (74 percent) and bobsleigh (70 percent). Ticket sales for the opening ceremony reached 67 percent.

"As local governments and other government agencies purchased group tickets for alpine and cross-country skiing events, which were expected to draw fewer spectators, their sales surpassed those of popular disciplines like short-track speed skating," a spokesman for the committee said.

Ticket sales for the opening ceremony of the following Paralympics are also improving, with 81,000 tickets sold. Fewer than 10,000 tickets were sold about two months ago.

Tickets for both sporting events are available through the committee's website or the municipal offices of Seoul and Gangneung, major train stations and airports.

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