Essential things to know to buy a ticket for the Rio-2016 Olympic Games

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Rio 2016 announced ticket sales steps for the Rio Olympics.

When will sales start?

The period to request tickets begins on 10 June 2015.

What do I need to buy a ticket? 

To buy a ticket, fans must access https://www.cosport.com/ in the US and Canada and to register.
In Mexico http://www.cartanglobal.com/rio2016/
In Europe, there are several agents authorized to sell ticket for the Olympics in Rio. And these agents can be seen here http://www.rio2016.com/sites/default/files/users/rio2016_files/atrs_en.pdf
Initially, the sale will be made exclusively via the Internet. Payments can only be made with Visa cards.

The inscription ensures the ticket?

The confirmation of the purchase depends on the demand. If there are more interested people than tickets to a particular event, a draw will be conducted by the Rio-2016 organizing committee. This selection process has not yet a closed date.

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What are the most coveted tickets?

The Organizing Committee Rio 2016 has already received entries from at least 350,000 people interested in buying at least one of the 7.5 million Olympic tickets. All these stakeholders have said they plan to buy mainly entrances for: volleyball, soccer, swimming, athletics and basketball.

Learn more about the most coveted tickets
•1. Court Volleyball
The volleyball tickets are the busiest of the Rio-2016. The games will take place in Maracanãzinho gym. Disputes begin on August 6 and happen every day, until the end of games (21). In the preliminary round, the tickets cost between R$ 100 and R$ 350. The final match of the women’s tournament will have entries of R$ 260 to R$ 900. It will end the male entries from R$ 350 to R$ 1,200.

•2. Football (soccer)
Football(soccer) matches should take place in six cities: Rio, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Manaus. The table of the tournament is not ready for the participation of São Paulo at the Olympics is still undefined. The women’s tournament will have tickets between R$ 40 (cheaper preliminary round) to R$ 580 (more expensive in the end). The men’s, from R$ 50 to R$ 900.

• 3. Swimming
The swimming Olympic competitions will take place at the Water Sports Centre of the Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca. They will be held between 6 and 13 August. In the preliminary round, the price of tickets ranges from R$ 160 to R$ 350. As for the final, entries cost between R$ 260 to R$ 900.

• 4. Athletics
The Engenhão will be the site of the athletics competitions in 2016. The disputes start on August 12 and continue until the 20th, the day before the closing of the Olympic Games. The ticket prices vary according to the stage of disputes: preliminary (from R$ 100 to R$ 350); end (from R$ 260 to R$ 900) and super final (R$ 350-1200).

•5. Basketball
Basketball games take place in two arenas in Rio, between the 6th and 21st August. The women’s tournament of the preliminary round will be played at Deodoro park, with tickets between R$ 50 and R$ 70. The men’s matches will take place all in the Olympic Park in Barra. In the preliminary round, the entries will cost between R$ 100 and R$ 350. Of late, between R$ 350 and 1,200.

Source: Organizing Committee of Rio 2016
5 – How much is a ticket?
The price depends primarily on two factors: the event and the category of admission, which has to do with the positioning of the seats in the Olympic arenas. A ticket to a preliminary step of an Olympic tournament, for example, is cheaper than an entry for a decision.

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Where do the games take place?

• Athletics: The competitions will take place in Engenhão.
• Basketball: Games will be held in the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro Park.
• Football (soccer): Games will be held in four cities, beyond the River: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Brasilia
• Artistic Gymnastics: The competitions will be held at Barra da Tijuca Olympic Park.
• Judo: Takes place in Barra da Tijuca Olympic Park.
• Swimming: The competitions will take place in the Aquatics Centre Barra da Tijuca Olympic Park.
• Tennis: The games will be held at Olympic Park Tennis Center in Barra da Tijuca.
• Volleyball:  Games will be held in Maracanãzinho.
• Closing ceremony: The party will take place at Maracana.
• Opening ceremony: The party  of the Olympic Games will take place at Maracana.
Source: Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016

The official website has a map with all the locations of Rio Olympic Games.

The Official Schedule for Ticket Purchases for Foreigners

1st phase (January to March 2015): Registration.
2nd phase (March to July 2015): Draws – The first step is to register to participle on the first ticket draw selecting the sport sessions you are interested.
To participle on this phase it is not necessary to register on March but you will need to create one ticket account. The result of the first draw will be released in June 2015.
In July of 2015, you will be able to apply again on a new ticket draw only if you participated on the first draw.
On the second draw, priority will be given to fans who were not awarded any tickets in the first draw. The result of the second draw will be released in August 2015.
3rd phase (October 2015 to August 2016): First-come, first-served online sales of the remaining tickets.
4th phase (June 2016 to August 2016): Sale of tickets at the Box Offices.

The Olympic Games of Rio 2016 happen between 5 to 21st of August 2016.

The Paralympic Games happen from 7 to 18 of September 2016.

 

For any other questions, visit the Official Website of the Olympic Games for help.

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Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.

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Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.