The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremony

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony is a once in a lifetime event. This is Canada’s oppo2010 winter gamesrtunity to inspire worldwide onlookers, and display all that it has to offer.
Because Olympic planners work diligently to keep the ceremony’s design strictly confidential, it is impossible to know exactly what they have in store. There is some indication of the care that has gone into these events as the planning process has lasted three years.
According to their official website, VANOC enlisted the contributions of more than one hundred Canadians in order to create memorable ceremonies representative of Canada’s cultural diversity. In addition, no expense was spared. With the support of the government, the planning committee doubled the budget for Olympic ceremonies, bringing the overall allotted funds to forty million dollars for opening and closing ceremonies.
In the past, ceremonies have been stunning displays of the awe-inspiring peaceful coming together of the world. This season’s planners are confident that Vancouver’s ceremonies will be just as remarkable.
Don’t miss your chance to make lasting memories, and be a part of one of the most sought after Olympic events. For Opening Ceremony tickets, visit ShowTimeTickets.com.

2010 Winter Games Tickets Released

With the release of the 2010 Winter Games tickets this past week, ticket reselling has been a hot issue! Mario Livich, Founder & CEO of ShowTimeTickets.com and Murray Pratt, VP of Business Development & Operations have been busy answering everyone’s questions. Check out the articles below from this week – or visit our News Room to see a full-list of stories we have been featured in!
VANOC to invalidate tickets sold by unauthorized vendors
December 12, 2008
Vancouver Sun
VANOC says they will use “secret shoppers” to ferret out unauthorized ticket resellers and invalidate their tickets; however, Mario Livich of ShowTimeTickets.com says, “We’re connecting buyers and sellers in a legitimate transaction. It’s not illegal to resell tickets in British Columbia.”
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Missed out? Choose your scalper online
December 12, 2008
The Province
Sold-out Olympic tickets are already selling through ticket brokers online. Mario Livich of ShowTimeTickets.com says, “We will sell thousands and thousands of tickets. We sold our first Olympic ticket today.” Livich is not concerned about VANOC officials trying to shut down the reselling of tickets while Caley Denton of VANOC says he fully expected this to happen.
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2010 tix for sale on web
December 12, 2008
Metro Vancouver
Hundreds of Olympic tickets are available online as lottery winners are selling tickets only hours after VANOC notified them which tickets they have received. Murray Pratt of ShowTimeTickets.com says, “Some people aren’t comfortable making the decision (to buy) right now.”
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STT in The Canadian Press!

Cracking down on scalpers
September 18, 2008
The Canadian Press
Despite VANOC’s claims that they will be policing unauthorized ticket re-sellers for the Vancouver 2010 Games, Mario Livich, CEO & Founder of ShowTimeTickets.com, says they will be very active in selling these tickets, “it’s a legal business, the buying and selling of tickets, and it’s a much-valued service in the marketplace.”
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More BCAIM Goodies Coming in Early October

As you may know (after all, it’s mentioned right down here!), on October 2, our very own Murray Pratt will be tackling the world of ticket re-selling at the second BCAIM Luncheon of 2008.
For those of you who can’t make it out to the event, we’ve got your covered. Check out our blog in early October for a recap of the event, as well as videotaped footage of Murray’s speech and a post-event video pod-cast interview with the man himself. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed if you wish to be notified when we update our blog.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions or comments for Murray, don’t hesitate to send them over to [email protected] and we’ll try to address them during our interview!
Event Information:
Date: October 2, 2008
Time: 12 PM
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 Georgia Street West, Vancouver, BC
Be sure to register online at http://www.bcaim.org

STT in the Vancouver Sun!

Vanoc threatens to clamp down on unauthorized ticket sellers
August 9, 2008
Vancouver Sun
With the Beijing Olympics on everyone’s mind, VANOC reasserts their pledge that they will invalidate 2010 Winter Olympics tickets sold through independent ticket resellers. Mario Livich, of ShowTimeTickets.com, disagrees. “Tickets will make their way into the resale marketplace. There is nothing VANOC or anybody else can do about that.”
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