Innsbruck 2012 releases next batch of free tickets for the Youth Olympic Games

IYOGOC Press Release Nov 07, 2011: On 8 November, exactly 66 days before the start of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Seefeld and Kühtai, the Innsbruck 2012 Organising Committee will release the second batch of free* tickets, which will be available for 24 hours starting at 07:00 on a ‘first-come, first served’ basis from (next batch free tickets).

“Tomorrow is another important milestone on the road to the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games,” explains Innsbruck 2012 CEO Peter Bayer. “Good luck to all those looking to secure a ticket. Those who have already got one can look forward to watching and cheering on world-class athletes from across the globe.”

Two types of tickets will be used at Innsbruck 2012, both of which are still available: Ceremony Tickets, which grant the holder access to the Opening Ceremony in Bergisel Stadium on 13 January and to the Closing Ceremony in Maria-Theresien-Straße on 22 January; and Venue Day Tickets, which give spectators the chance to watch all of the events taking place in a single venue on a defined day.

Each person can apply for a maximum of two tickets per competition day. All indoor events are ticket-only, while outdoor events can be accessed without a ticket.

Spectators will have the chance to witness brand new events such as Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe, Snowboard Slopestyle and Women’s Ski Jumping – all part of the Olympic Games for the first time – as well as innovative new formats such as the Ice Hockey Individual Skills Challenge as well as mixed-gender and mixed-nation events.

Those who aren’t able to secure an Innsbruck 2012 ticket on 8 November still have three opportunities to do so between now and the Games: on 11 December (33 days to go), on 22 December (22 days to go) and on 2 January (11 days to go).

Ticket holders are also entitled to use the buses, trams and ‘Nightliner’ night buses of the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB) in the main Innsbruck city zone for free from 1½ hours before the start of the event until 1½ after the end of the event.

International guests can enjoy the special made-to-measure Visitor Packages offered by our partner Proske – the perfect way to make the most of your stay in Innsbruck. For more information about the Visitor Packages on offer, please visit the official Innsbruck 2012 website at

*A handling fee of €3.50 will be charged for each ticket as well as postage costs if tickets are delivered by post.

The 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Seefeld und Kühtai will take place from 13 to 22 January 2012 and will see 1,059 athletes aged 15 to 18 from 67 nations competing in 7 sports, 15 disciplines and 63 medal events.

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