Beijing Olympic Games: The 2008 Summer Olympics are officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad . The Olympic Games will be held in Beijing, the capital city of the People's Republic of China in the year 2008. Some events ( beach volleyball, sailing, swimming's new marathon ) will be held in Qingdao city. Hong Kong will organize the equestrian events at Hong Kong Sports Institute in Fo Tan, Sha Tin.
2008 Beijing Olympics Tickets The Beijing Olympic Games are scheduled to be staged from 8th August to 24th August in 2008 . The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympics (BOCOG) has planned to start selling tickets for the 2008 Games in the first half of 2007 . Liu Jingmin , the executive vice president of the BOCOG announced this during an interview with a local radio program. According to tradition, 35 percent of tickets are reserved for National Olympic Committees, sponsors, international sports federations and broadcasters . The organizing committee has decided not to issue free tickets for the Games .
The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympics has not yet decided the price of the tickets . BOCOG has conducted a public opinion poll for the price of the tickets of the Games. The committee has come to a decision that the price of the tickets will be finalized keeping in mind the consumption capability of the Chinese people . The tickets will be sold at cheap rate so that ordinary people can afford them. However, the price of the tickets of the opening and closing ceremonies and finals of some events will higher. In August, 2006 , the organizing committee declared that over 7 million tickets for various sports events and ceremonies will be sold to the general public. But the actual number of tickets for the Games is yet to be finalized as some stadiums are still under construction and their seating capacity is uncertain.
The BOCOG will not reveal their ticket selling scheme until early 2007 . According to Liu Jingmin , apart from the tickets reserved for the Olympic family , most of the tickets will be sold on the market. Foreign spectators in 202 countries and regions worldwide can buy the tickets via their own Olympic committees . Chinese spectators can buy their tickets through the internet and mobile phones . Ticket agents for the marketing of the 2008 Beijing Olympic tickets will be selected through legal procedures . The committee has decided to sell tickets to their contracted corporate clients in September, 2006.