VANCOUVER, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - Ticketing operations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are running smoothly today and as expected, the site is experiencing a high volume of visitors at www.vancouver2010.com. VANOC would like to thank everyone for their patience in the virtual waiting room.
The wait time for customers today is comparable to the first sale days of earlier phases of the Games ticketing program held on June 6, 2009 and December 12, 2008.
The site opened at 10:00 am (Pacific Time) this morning to fans wanting to purchase tickets to city events. Over 100,000 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the third and final phase of tickets available to Canadian residents for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
For tips and key updates this weekend on the status of the online ticket experience, prospective customers are advised to check www.vancouver2010.com and www.twitter.com/2010tweets.
Click here to download audio file of brief comments in English of Renee Smith-Valade, VANOC spokesperson:
VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit www.vancouver2010.com.
SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
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