How to get those Olympics tix

2010 Olympic Winter Games

If you're hankerin' to take in the Olympics in person and not on TV, the time to do it is between Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, 2008. That's when Canadian residents can go to vancouver2010.com to request 2010 Olympic Winter Games tickets.

Organizers say there's no rush to submit requests on the first day, as ticket requests issued early on have no advantage over those requested closer to Nov. 7. Popular and oversubscribed events, such as the ice hockey finals or the Opening Ceremony, will be allocated via lottery. Closer to Games time, remaining tickets will be available at box offices, through a call center as well as online.

Admission prices begin at $25, with half of the tickets available for $100 or less. US and all other international spectators can purchase their tickets through their respective National Olympic Committees. Paralympic Winter Games tickets go on sale May 6, 2009.

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will also be offering an Olympic Experience Package. It's a way to see a variety of events while taking into account timing for transportation and early arrival at venues.

Photo by Sue Frause

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