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Olympic Equestrian Events tickets a sell-out success

The following is issued on behalf of the Equestrian Events (Hong Kong) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Company and China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited (CTS):

     The last batch of 14,000 Games-Time ticket coupons for the Olympic Equestrian Events have been sold out, the Equestrian Company has announced today (August 1).

     This takes to around 120,000 tickets sold for the events in Hong Kong.

     ˇ§We are delighted with the enthusiasm shown by Hong Kong people for the equestrian events,ˇ¨ said the Equestrian Companyˇ¦s Head of Games Services, Mr Tang Ho-kong.

     ˇ§This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the Olympic Games. Hong Kong people have enthusiastically supported the event to make it a sell-out success.ˇ¨

     Mr Tang reminded spectators to redeem their ticket coupons for the actual entry tickets as soon as possible.

     Collection details are printed on the coupons.

     ˇ§To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise spectators to go along to the designated China Travel Service (CTS) branches as early as possible within the specified redemption period to collect their tickets,ˇ¨ he said.

     Mr Tang said free shuttle bus services would ferry spectators from University Station to the Sha Tin venue, and from Fanling Station to the Beas River venue.

     He urged spectators to arrive at the venues one to two hours before the start of competition to ensure adequate time for shuttle bus transfer, and security screening at entrance gates.

     He said live commentaries of the events at Sha Tin would be available in both Cantonese and English on specially-designated (FM) channels. Spectators can bring along a small, pocket-size FM radio (without a loud speaker) and earpiece to listen to the commentaries.

     At the Beas River venue, English commentary will be available via the venue sound system. Spectators will not be allowed to turn on radios with speakers, as this will interfere with competition.

     For information on ticket collection, call the CTS ticketing hotline on: 2998 7080, or the Spectator Hotline 2107 9955.

     For more information about the events, please visit the Equestrian Company website at

Ends/Friday, August 1, 2008
Issued at HKT 22:14


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