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Designs for PyeongChang 2018 tickets unveiled; offline sales to commence in Nov.

Tickets designs for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were unveiled Sunday, while offline ticket sales are set to commence in November.

The organizing committee for the first Winter Games in South Korea said tickets will feature stylized representations of the appropriate sport, with images of snowflakes in the shape of the Korean alphabet, Hangeul, in the background.


The tickets will each have a hologram, a barcode, the name of the purchaser and other security features to reduce the risk of counterfeiting.

For the first time in Olympic history, mobile tickets will be available, the organizers said.

Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, tickets will go on sale at three main ticket centers -- Seoul City Hall, Gangwon Provincial Government and Gangneung City Hall.

Gangwon Provincial Government is located in Chuncheon, 85 kilometers east of Seoul, and Gangneung City Hall is 240 kilometers east of Seoul in Gangneung.

PyeongChang is located in Gangwon Province, and Gangneung will host all ice events during the Olympics.

Then, starting next Friday, tickets will also go on sale at ticketing centers at Incheon and Gimpo international airports, and 19 KTX train stations will start printing tickets purchased online.

Ticket holders will have free access to shuttle buses during the Olympics, among other benefits. (Yonhap)