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Tickets for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Go on Sale

Vancouver's Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) has announced that two million "first phase" tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 3 for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

The best news is that no one has to stand in line to buy a ticket! Shying away from the first-come, first-served idea, VANOC is offering an equal opportunity to everyone to put in a request for tickets for events.

Ticket sales for Canadian residents ONLY are through the Games' official web site, www.vancouver2010.com.

American residents can purchase tickets through CoSport starting on Friday. Go to www.cosport.com to view the schedule and order tickets. The maximum request per person is 48 tickets.

Ticket prices range from $25 to over $1,000, not including service and delivery charges. VANOC have said that half of all tickets for sale will be priced at $100 or less.

Olympic Experience ticket packages will be available at a later date.

The "first-phase" tickets will be offered until Nov. 7 following which VANOC will tally up all ticket orders. If the demand for a certain event exceeds availability, tickets will be awarded by a lottery system.

VANOC will release tickets in phases so if you do not get tickets in the first round there will be further opportunities.

Public transit fares will be included in the price of a ticket to an Olympic event.