Got Tickets?

Earlier today, VANOC announced results of round #1 of ticket sales:

They fielded $345 million in requests—roughly four times the requests for Salt Lake City, the next-biggest phase one seller.

120 of 170 ticketed sessions were oversubscribed due to demand; tickets for those events will be have to be assigned by lottery.

And the top sellers…. with a drum roll please….

-140,000 requested tickets for the men’s gold medal hockey game;

-84,000 requests for the Opening Ceremonies;

-41,000 requests for the women’s gold medal hockey game;

-27,000 for the men’s snowboard halfpipe

-19,800 for the men’s curling gold medal final (only in Canada)

-10,200 for the four-man men’s bobsleigh final

(No word on biathlon, eh?)

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