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  • 2006 Olympics Ticket Sales: â?¬5.5 Million


    (ATR) The first round of ticket sales for the Turin Olympics has generated more than 57,000 orders worth â?¬5.5 million. The sales report from TOROC follows Mondayâ??s draw for seats in the 26 events where ticket orders exceeded supply.

    TOROC chief operating officer Paolo Rota says the first round of sales, from November 4 to December 19 exceeded expectations.

    He says the most popular events were figure skating, speed skating, and hockey. Rota says a total of 6,452 tickets were allocated through Mondayâ??s draw for the oversubscribed events.

    Half of the orders came via the internet, 80% from Italy, 4% from the U.K. and 3.2% from Germany.

    The next phase of public sales begins on February 10.

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