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Team GB Fans Can Now Request Tickets For Rio 2016 Olympic Games

28 Apr 2015

Rio 2016The British public can now request tickets to see Team GB in action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Brazil from 5-21 August next year.

With the Rio 2016 Olympics less than 500 days away, the British Olympic Association (BOA) is pleased to announce that the Rio 2016 Organising Committee has approved CoSport as the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

CoSport will welcome Team GB’s enthusiastic fans to Rio de Janeiro through individual tickets (and following shortly, hotel and ticket packages) to be offered exclusively through its website.

In order to secure individual tickets in this initial Request Phase, British residents are invited to submit a non-binding request at cosport.co.uk by 14:00 BST on 4 May 2015.  All ticket requests successfully submitted within the Request Phase will be considered irrespective of when they were submitted.

It’s recommended that purchasers take time to clearly understand the event schedule, venue locations, their budget, and other factors before submitting a request as once the Request Phase closes, no changes to ticket requests will be permitted.

By 11 May 2015, CoSport will confirm which of the requested tickets will be offered for purchase. Payment must be processed for the confirmed individual tickets wanted no later than 14:00 BST on 15 May 2015.

The next opportunity to purchase tickets will be as part of a Live Sales process on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 BST on 19 May 2015. Visit cosport.co.uk for more information on the initial Request Phase as well as the subsequent Live Sales Phase including timeline, pricing, and applicable terms and conditions.
Team GB will be well represented at the first Olympic Games in South America with around 350 athletes. Combined with the spectacular surroundings and vibrant locals, there will be no substitute to being there in the venues cheering on Team GB.

“For our athletes and fans alike, there are few experiences more exhilarating than being part of competition on the world stage. Together with CoSport, we are excited to extend an invitation to Team GB fans from around the world to once again share in the Olympic journey and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Rio 2016 Olympics,” said BOA CEO Bill Sweeney.

In addition to individual tickets being available, hotel and ticket packages will soon be offered including a wide range of event ticket options, 3 or 4 star accommodation, daily breakfast, and invaluable support from the experienced CoSport team and knowledgeable local hosts.

“CoSport has a deep knowledge of Brazil and is preparing to welcome Team GB fans with an exciting variety of Individual Ticket and Package options,” said Robert F. Long, President of CoSport.

“Our hotel and ticket packages especially simplify attending the Rio 2016 Olympic Games so our guests can focus on enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime experience. There will be plenty of opportunities to choose from once sales open, but the best packages will surely go fast.”

The CoSport team is on hand to answer any questions at cosport@cosport.com and on 0207 4780673.

For the latest news on British athletes preparing for competition in Rio and information related to Team GB or the UK’s rich Olympic history, visit www.TeamGB.com and follow Team GB on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Visit rio2016.com for the latest on Host City Rio’s preparations to welcome the world in August 2016.

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