ABC News reports:
No public tickets will be sold to next month’s Beijing Olympics due to COVID-19, the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said.
Instead, groups of spectators will be invited to the games, and “the organizers expect that these spectators will strictly abide by the COVID-19 countermeasures before, during and after each event,” the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said.
The organizing committee said this change is due to the “grave and complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators.”
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Breaking News: China is ending ticket sales for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing “to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators.” The decision came less than two days after Beijing reported its first case of the Omicron variant.https://t.co/EdWqGbCsZO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 17, 2022
Breaking: China says tickets for Winter Olympics will NOT be sold to the general public. Specific groups will be invited.
Comes after 1st omicron case reported in Beijing.
International spectators were already banned. @CNN @jimsciutto pic.twitter.com/ZM9v4wxKzH
— Selina Wang (@selinawangtv) January 17, 2022