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Jet Set Sports to be PyeongChang 2018 global authorised ticket reseller

Jet Set Sports has been named as global authorised ticket reseller (GATR) for the 2018 PyeongChang winter Paralympic Games.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) signed the agreement with the New Jersey-based hospitality firm, which has partnered with the Olympic Games since 1984, to establish a global ticket portal where all tickets for the Games can be exchanged.

National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) will be provided with real time access to a vast inventory of event tickets to meet their own constituent groups starting on August 1.

The IPC and POCOG said in a statement: “The new platform will also offer improved service with the support of GATR offices across the globe. If an NPC wishes to appoint an authorised ticket reseller to service its domestic market, it will still be able to do so and agree accordingly with the GATR on the necessary service level.”

A variety of packages, including accommodations and transport, will be available through the GATR to build a tailored experience for NPCs, spectators and other client groups.

General public sales for the PyeongChang Paralympic winter games outside of South Korea will open on August 21.

Meanwhile, POCOG will remain the owner of the Athletes’ Friends and Family (AF&F) programme, which assists athletes’ friends and family with information pertinent to their Olympic stay, and will provide details on how to request tickets.

Last month, organisers announced tickets would be sold for as little as $15 as they seek to avoid the sales problems that dogged the 2016 Rio Games.

Tickets begin at around $15 (£11.60/€13.30) for a number of events including para biathlon, wheelchair curling preliminaries and para alpine skiing.

The highest priced tickets, at approximately $125, are for the top seating category at the Opening Ceremony which will take place at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.