Organizers unveil 'Olympic Experience Packages' and new Games graphic designs
John Colebourn, The Province - Thursday, September 18, 2008
"There were definitely a lot of empty seats at Beijing," said Denton, the vice-president of ticketing for VANOC. "In Vancouver, we want to change that." Denton told a Vancouver Board of Trade lunch crowd that VANOC has tailored ticket packages for people who live in the Vancouver area, as well as those from other parts of Canada.
Canadian short-track speed skater Amanda Overland, who won a silver medal at the Turin Olympics, told the crowd that for an athlete, having a big crowd is very positive.
The Olympics "is going to be an experience of a lifetime," she said of competing on home soil. "I want you to know how honoured we are to be competing at home."Tickets go on sale on Oct. 3, and there is a choice of 58 Olympic Experience Packages, or OEPs.