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U.S. Olympic Committee And CoSport Announce Rio 2016 Olympic Games Ticket Sales

By United States Olympic Committee | April 23, 2015, 8 a.m. (ET)

A general view of the Christ The Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain on July 7, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. 

FAR HILLS, N.J. – The United States Olympic Committee and CoSport are pleased to announce that Individual Tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be available exclusively through cosport.com starting today at 10 a.m. ET. CoSport has been appointed by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee as the sole Authorized Ticket Reseller in the United States.

On Aug. 5, 2016, the world will come together in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, followed by 16 days of competition in one of Brazil’s most unique destinations.

In order to secure Individual Tickets offered as part of the initial sales phase, U.S. residents are invited to create a cosport.com account and submit a non-binding ticket request by 2 p.m. ET May 4, 2015. All ticket requests submitted successfully the deadline will be given equal consideration regardless of when they were submitted within the ticket request phase. Interested buyers should carefully consider the event schedule, venue locations, budget and other factors before submitting a request. At the end of the request phase, no changes to ticket requests will be permitted.

Once the inventory is established, CoSport will confirm which of the requested tickets will be offered for purchase by May 11, 2015. At that point, payment must be processed by 2 p.m. ET May 15, 2015. The next opportunity to purchase tickets will occur as part of a live sales process (first come, first served) starting at 10 a.m. ET May 19, 2015.

Hotel and Ticket Packages from CoSport will be available exclusively through cosport.com to the American public in the coming weeks. The exact date and time will be posted to cosport.com and communicated to CoSport accountholders.

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

All CoSport offerings for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be made available exclusively through cosport.com. Details on the sales process -- including timeline, pricing, and terms and conditions – are available at cosport.com. Please visit cosport.com or contact the CoSport team directly with any questions before purchasing.

“For our athletes and fans alike, there are few experiences more exhilarating than being part of competition on the world stage,” said Lisa Baird, USOC chief marketing officer. “Together with CoSport, we are excited to extend an invitation to Team USA fans from around the country to share this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

For the latest news on Team USA, visit TeamUSA.org.

Visit Rio2016.com for the latest on the host city’s preparations to welcome the world in August 2016.

About CoSport 
CoSport and its sister company Jet Set Sports are the leading Olympic hospitality providers in the world today having supported the organization of 17 Olympic Games.  Jet Set Sports provides clients with premium hospitality packages through its customized VIP hospitality programs and hospitality management services. CoSport offers an exciting experience to consumers through its pre-packaged hospitality services.  The company is an official sponsor of eight National Olympic Committees including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. For more information, please visit cosport.com.