Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19

Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19

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1/18/2022 7:20:00 AM

Beijing Oly mpics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID -19

Tickets for the Winter Oly mpics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to 'targeted' groups of people and will not be sold to the general public, the organising committee said on Monday, in the latest setback to the Games inflicted by COVID -19.

RegisterBEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tickets for the Winter Olympics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to "targeted" groups of people and will not be sold to the general public, the organising committee said on Monday, in the latest setback to the Games inflicted by COVID-19.

Organisers had said in September that there would not be any international spectators at the Games, under COVID-19 prevention policies that have all but shut China's borders to international travellers.It cited the "severe and complex" COVID-19 situation and the need to protect the safety of Olympics personnel and spectators in Monday's announcement.

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Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to 'selected' spectators because of COVID-19Monday’s announcement posted on the organizing committee’s website confirmed expectations that the Winter Games would have few onlookers at the venues, under even more strict conditions than imposed during last year’s Summer Oly mpics in Tokyo.

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Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tickets for the Winter Olympics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to "targeted" groups of people and will not be sold to the general public, the organising committee said on Monday, in the latest setback to the Games inflicted by COVID-19. Organisers had said in September that there would not be any international spectators at the Games, under COVID-19 prevention policies that have all but shut China's borders to international travellers. It cited the "severe and complex" COVID-19 situation and the need to protect the safety of Olympics personnel and spectators in Monday's announcement. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Genting Snow Park, a competition venue for Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, is seen in Beijing, China January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/File Photo Local spectators who receive tickets must observe strict COVID-19 prevention measures before, during and after attending Olympic events, the committee said. It did not give further details, or further specify how tickets would be distributed. China, which has largely managed to curb local COVID-19 infections, is scrambling to prevent the spread of scattered outbreaks of the highly infections Omicron variant just as the busy Lunar New Year travel period begins. The Olympics, to be held in the Chinese capital and neighbouring Hebei province, will take place in a "closed loop" that will keep athletes and other Games personnel separated from the general Chinese public. Most participants will arrive on special charter planes. Last month, North America's National Hockey League said its players would not participate in the Olympic tournament in Beijing due to COVID-19 disruptions of the league schedule. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reporting by Tony Munroe; Editing by Gareth Jones and Alex Richardson Our Standards: More from Reuters Daily Briefing Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox. Sign up