2018 Winter Games Tickets:  The ticketing process for a global event such as the Winter Games is a complex undertaking. Not only does it involve printing and distributing millions of tickets to hundreds of event sessions, but they have to be distributed around the world to various sponsors, associations, media representatives as well as to the public through a process that is often referred to as the “lottery” system. It is difficult to know exactly how many tickets are set aside for the general public, particularly to those living outside of the host country.

Fans can register their interest in obtaining tickets through the Winter Games website and as the Games near, further information will be released on how to apply for the sports/sessions of interest.

There are generally multiple rounds for purchasing tickets, and just to give an idea of ticket demand, in the first phase of ticket sales for the 2012 Summer Games to the UK public only, there were 1.8 million applicants who made 20 million ticket requests for approximately 6.6 million tickets that went on sale. Applications were made for every session and every sport with over half of the sessions receiving more requests than tickets available resulting in those tickets being allocated via a ballot (or ‘lottery’ system). Additionally, although there are set percentages for the overall ticket allocations, they do not specify breakdowns by sport, and it has been found that a lesser number of tickets were available to the public for high profile events and medal sessions.

For the 2018 Winter Games, the organizing committee has indicated they will have tickets in categories A, B, C, and D  with A being the most expensive and D the least expensive ticket available. Organizing committees do not release information on how they determine the breakdown of who gets what level of ticket. When applying for a ticket through the lottery it will be difficult to know whether the seat you will ultimately receive is Category A or E until they officially allocate the tickets to the successful applicants. Typically a number of the higher category tickets are reserved for top level sponsors, federations and members of the international media.


Great Atlantic Sports is honored to have enabled our clients to experience the thrill of events like the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996, Winter Games in Nagano in 1998, Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, the Summer Games in Athens in 2004, Winter Games Torino in 2006, Summer Games in Beijing, China 2008, Winter Games in Vancouver 2010 and Summer Games in London 2012.  

In addition: For over two decades, Great Atlantic Sports has been providing serious soccer fans with distinct travel packages as sales agent to FIFA World Cup USA 1994™, FIFA World Cup France 1998™, FIFA World Cup Japan/Korea 2002™, FIFA World Cup Germany 2006™. In 2010, Great Atlantic Sports was appointed by FIFA World Cup™ Partners, Emirates Airlines to be the exclusive United States distributor of Emirates Airlines Travel Packages to the FIFA World Cup 2010™.  In 2012 Great Atlantic Sports continued to operated domestic and International travel for our clients to experience the UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.  In 2014 Our travel programs moved to BRAZIL for the for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Of course everyone was following their teams throughout the cities of Brazil. One of the most popular cities in Brazil was Rio de Janeiro, where worldwide fans danced to the Sambo 2014. Great Atlantic Sports was an official operator at the Women's World Cup 2015 in Canada, the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France where we provided over 4,000 clients with their traveling needs.  One of our valued customer's had this to say about his trip, "

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