We really are working here

This post is just a quick note to point out that the first stage of the Beijing 2008 Olympic ticketing web site is how up and running. The press release is here. To quote it:

(BEIJING, March 8) -- The official ticketing website of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (http://www.tickets.beijing2008.com) has been launched to accept domestic public registration. The news was announced on March 8 by Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG).
The just-opened official ticketing website is BOCOG's sole official online media for ticketing information and distribution. In Chinese and English, the website will provide global netizens with ticketing policies and information of the upcoming Olympic Games.
According to the plan, the website does not accept any ticket reservation at present, and it will release in due time more updated information on competition schedules, ticketing prices, ordering procedure, ticketing policies, venues and traffic as well as the notices to spectators. The website will provide reliable and convenient ticketing services for the public.
You can see it here. Click on the list of sports on the left to see more.

So far there’s just a very basic schedule to outline the events along with price ranges. Other press releases have said that the “ticket reservation” process will start in April, but such a statement is conspicuously absent from this notice. The date does appear on the ticketing main page, however.

Anyway, aside from the press conference to announce our status as exclusive supplier for ticketing services, this is about the first tangible evidence that we’ve actually done anything here. Much has been going on behind the scenes, however, preparing for the coming phases of the process.

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