On Oct 29th, the designs for PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 tickets were unveiled, and the offline ticket sales are set to commence in November.
The organizing committee for the first Winter Games in South Korea said that the tickets will each have a hologram, a bar-code, the name of the purchaser and will feature stylized representations of the appropriate sport with images of snowflakes in the shape of the Korean alphabet, Hangeul, in the background. It will also have other security features to reduce the risk of counterfeiting.
Starting at 9:00 AM KST on Wednesday, the tickets will go on sale at three main ticket centers- Seoul City Hall, Gangwon Provincial Government and Gangneung City Hall. Then, starting next Friday, tickets will also go on sale at ticketing centers in Incheon and Gimpo international airports. The organizers also revealed that for the first time in Olympic history, mobile tickets will also be available. 19 KTX train stations will start printing tickets purchased online.
Gangwon Provincial Government is located in Chuncheon, 85 kms east of Seoul and Gangneung City Hall is 240 kms east of Seoul in Gangneung. PyeongChang is located in Gangwon Province, and Gangneung will host all ice events during the Olympics.
All the ticket holders will have free access to shuttle buses during the Olympics, among other benefits.