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I've been rewatching all of Yuzu's competitions in the past days (again) and my desire to attend the Olympics and see him (once again) has grown exponentially. :tumblr_m9gcttgdYF1qzckow:

Has anyone attended Sochi or PyeongChang? Is anyone else considering to go to Beijing as well? Does anyone know how it works? The internet is very vage when it comes to Olympics tickets. How much are those tickets? When do they come out? :tumblr_inline_np9uqfzDd81qid2nw_75sq:

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There's no ticket info available unfortunately. In a normal year tickets would have been sold already but there's still no guarantee of an audience. If you sign up to the mailing list of your country's Olympic ticket retailer they'll let you know as soon as there's any new info. 
 

Would have loved to have gone but we're not allowed to leave the country and there's no plan to open borders until mid 2022 at the earliest. :13877886:

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I went to PyeongChang and it was surely memory for a lifetime! All the dreams hanging on the line, seeing miracles come true, just magical.

 

In 2018 the first sale of tickets had already started in the summer, but the situation is different this year with covid. I'm Chinese, and the latest news I can find about Olympic tickets is that in May they signed a company for printing the tickets, so hopefully an audience will be allowed in. However, up to now, all international travelers are still required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in this country, so unless the global pandemic situation gets much better, that's a huge barrier for international fans. (And me, since I would be studying in the US by then qwq)

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On 6/11/2021 at 3:00 AM, Cleaf said:

I've been rewatching all of Yuzu's competitions in the past days (again) and my desire to attend the Olympics and see him (once again) has grown exponentially. :tumblr_m9gcttgdYF1qzckow:

Has anyone attended Sochi or PyeongChang? Is anyone else considering to go to Beijing as well? Does anyone know how it works? The internet is very vage when it comes to Olympics tickets. How much are those tickets? When do they come out? :tumblr_inline_np9uqfzDd81qid2nw_75sq:

Don't know about the Olympics, but a lot of these type of events sell tickets years in advance. But I've seen nothing about tickets for Olympics yet. 

 

I was originally planning and hoping to go, but on top of the pandemic, all my appliances failed, I needed a new furnace,  and my tenant moved out, yet to be replaced by a new renter. So my income is down and expenditures are up, and I can't afford to go. 

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Looks like the IOC might try to pressure China to have spectators?

 

Not sure if that will work though since China does not bend to pressure easily, and COVID is not taking a break with the new variants. :tumblr_inline_mn41rkfu9v1qz4rgp:

Also the Bloomberg article is saying that the Beijing Olys could proceed without spectators... if they have to I guess.

 

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“We would like to have the international community there,” says Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. of the IOC coordination commission, in charge of prepations for Beijing. “We need a very successful games next year in Beijing. We really need that success for the sake of everybody… for keeping that light of hope really bright and open.”

Beyond the light of hope, it’s likely that there is a strong financial need for spectators. Tokyo 2020 saw its finances battered repeatedly, first with the initial delay from 2020 due to COVID, and then with the ultimate failure to allow fans for fear of the virus continuing to spread in areas with low levels of vaccination. Estimates are that organizers have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in ticketing revenue from the decision, straining the finances of the event and likely its parent organization."

 

 

 

 

 

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I wish you are right, but the other day I read an article (sorry, I don't have the link) where they stated there would be only national spectators. AFAIK if you want to enter China right now you have to undergo a 1 month quarantine...

But really, really, I wish from the bottom of my heart Samaranch will be right. 

Take care.

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Here is a recent BBC article "Beijing 2022: China readies for Winter Olympics as pressure grows", https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-58196467

 

According to Canadian winter sport specialist Justin Downes, who has been advising the Games organisers:

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The government has already said that, at least at this stage, that they are expecting full stands of spectators. We don't know how many of those will be from overseas at this point but certainly the games will be well-supported by spectators from China: no question.

 

He said that the organising committee and relevant authorities will be releasing plans in September regarding COVID protocols. The article also mentions that foreigners visiting for the Games might not be allowed to travel beyond specific Olympic sites and that normal tourist visas are unlikely to be granted because of concerns that people might protest.

 

It's kind of exciting to think that there might be a slim chance that we could get tickets, but it still seems very unlikely to me. Then there's the issue of getting a visa, and the window of time to plan such a trip is shrinking fast. 

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Another recent article:

China Test-Drives Olympics Covid Restrictions at National Games

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-07/china-test-drives-olympics-covid-restrictions-at-national-games

 

With Tokyo2020, IOC did not give up having an international audience until the last minute. They will do the same with Beijing, and China will try hard to minimize the risks. I think it is safer to assess the situation by paying more attention to information from China than those from IOC because the latter will always seek the possibilities and reasons to have spectators.

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