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Pyeongchang 2018 tickets system ready after four-month delay

Tickets for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics are to become available on February 9 after organisers rectified system problems that led to a four-month delay in sales.

Organisers in host country South Korea decided to abandon plans to put tickets on sale last October, but, according to YonhapNews, opted to postpone the launch to further stabilise the online reservation system and to drive up local interest.

PyeongChang 2018 tickets will go on sale on February 9 – exactly a year before the event starts.

Organisers said they hope to raise $150m (£120m/€140m) by selling 1.17 million tickets. South Korea’s national Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism expects the total cost of the Pyeongchang Olympics to exceed $10bn.

For the PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremony, the best seats will go for $1,285 each. For the closing ceremony, the most expensive seats will cost $810 each.

Short track, figure skating and speed skating tickets will start at $130. Tickets for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton will begin at $18.