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let`s talk
04-14-2011, 05:08 PM
My dad had a similar experience (when trying to get tickets for me).
The journalist of R-Sport was working undercover near the ticket offices in Khodynka. He was offered to buy for 10,000 roubles a 2,000-rouble ticket for the exhibition gala. Meanwhile Mr. Vorobjev, one of the Moscow City Hall officials, said that all stories about illegal resellers in the Internent are lies, rumours and silly talks with no reason. Another Moscow official Polinskiy said that "no rush was ever noticed around ticket offices. People come and buy the tickets quietly. No problem." :lol: He also added that the cut for press, officials, etc. is 2,597 seats. Plus 850 tickets are booked for some types of delegations and 450 tickets are booked for ISU. (from RIA Novosti)

Good work, Moscow official guys :blah:. No matter how well you calculated in an elementary school, your numbers are way less than Khodynka's capacity.

It's great that we can watch worlds live on icenetwork! http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110411&content_id=17648986&vkey=ice_pressrelease
I could watch the Worlds on J-sport Plus, which means on a big TV :watch:, not on some Internet site. Being inside the arena is not the same feeling.

And did you acutally buy it from the illegal seller? Is that the one with Yuna on their site? At this stage, I must think of buying it from them either as there are no other way left on me.:(
No, I didn't. And I am not going to. One of the officials said that some sectors are kept for national federations because Moscow didn't get any information from them about the reserved seats :eek:. I do love how those guys football the ball from one "guilty" party to another. Now national federations are guilty for being late :rolleyes:. In sales there were tickets available only for the sectors that the federations have no interest in. I assume the sectors D. Somehow, it indicates that tickets for sectors A and C have never seen a daylight yet. Which means that the tickets from illegal resellers for sectors C were unlikely to be real tickets, unless those guys have some super bookings from the Olympic Committee or somesuch :rofl:.
Moreover, some people who booked the tickets via legal sellers, like parter and kontromarka, upon visiting the said ticket offices to buy the actual tickets, were told that their bookings don't exist. It can be one of two things: either the staff in the ticket office was feeding them bullshit, or there is a bug on the sites of legal dealers that causes those bookings disappear. The last is a kind of a worrying fact. I mean security. If the booking number can "disappear", think twice before giving them your credit card number :scream:. Celeste, the site was not with Yuna, it was ebilet.ru. Both are mentioned here, as well as their wonderful "activities": www.championat.ru/other/_skating/article-82898.html
“Scalpers” in Russian are “Cпекулянты” - Speculators...... and such activity is not illegal, ...
So if “Scalper” bribes, for example, the ticket office to withhold tickets from public, or uses force, bribes or threats to obtain tickets – that’s illegal. ...

The article states that Moscow Police is keeping an eye on the ticket offices near the sports complex, and watching for “scalpers” who muscle their way ahead of regular people standing in line, or through back doors into ticket offices….And why would the police do that if the activities of those "scalpers" are not illegal, as you claim? Illegal Enterprise aka operating without mandatory special permit or license (also known as "spekulyanty" in the common language) is a crime established by the Article 171 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, punishable up to three years in prison or up to five years if committed by an organized group. The question is who is going to investigate the said websites if the Moscow law enforcement boys are not in a hurry to do anything more except sending one patrol car to Khodynka. :mad:

let`s talk
04-14-2011, 05:10 PM
This sector was partly sold through parter.ru (a couple of rows).

Looks like you work for some super guys. You know all the bloody details. :shuffle:

HisWeirness
04-14-2011, 06:25 PM
is the broadcast on icenetwork subjected to blackout restrictions??
Yes, because it is an ISU event.

More information can be found here:
TV ALERTS thread for Worlds TV/online questions (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77379)

millipied
04-14-2011, 06:34 PM
So we have official website for the event.
http://www.isuworlds2011.com/index_rus.shtml

Sylvia
04-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Version in English: http://www.isuworlds2011.com/index.shtml

os168
04-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Hmmm wow so many bugs on this 'official' site :yikes:

No hotels, no organisational committee, and apparently no tickets. Luckily there are some really great Russian fans help other fans.

But if I ends up paying scalper's prices and find there's still some available seats on the day, let's just say I'd be majorly :mitchell:!

julieann
04-14-2011, 09:58 PM
Neither web address seems to be working.

If I could afford scalper prices I would just pay them just to make sure I could at least get a seat. The main problem wouldn't be money it would be if the tickets would be real or not.

os168
04-14-2011, 10:24 PM
The journalist of R-Sport was working undercover near the ticket offices in Khodynka. He was offered to buy for 10,000 roubles a 2,000-rouble ticket for the exhibition gala. Meanwhile Mr. Vorobjev, one of the Moscow City Hall officials, said that all stories about illegal resellers in the Internent are lies, rumours and silly talks with no reason. Another Moscow official Polinskiy said that "no rush was ever noticed around ticket offices. People come and buy the tickets quietly. No problem." :lol: He also added that the cut for press, officials, etc. is 2,597 seats. Plus 850 tickets are booked for some types of delegations and 450 tickets are booked for ISU. (from RIA Novosti)




http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://murcilago.livejournal.com/4887.html&usg=ALkJrhjIOnsqWmtBXzscZJqutCtXjYtrHg

Fashionista
04-14-2011, 11:03 PM
Looks like you work for some super guys. You know all the bloody details. :shuffle:

:confused:
I'm just sitting at Fsonline, it's actually better than some super guys in terms of information. There are fans who managed to buy tickets to sector C on parter.ru.

Fashionista
04-14-2011, 11:05 PM
BTW I have an extra ticket for the 29th of April, D2, 16th row. 550 rub. Please PM me if anybody wants it.

UPD it's gone.

Iceman
04-15-2011, 01:12 AM
I wonder how many poor souls are going to show up and find they have been sold a counterfeit ticket?:(:o

millipied
04-15-2011, 01:28 AM
There is World Tickets HotLine where people can clarify any concerns.
http://www.sports.ru/others/figure-skating/90796611.html

Sylvia
04-15-2011, 03:51 PM
Voice of Russia article: Moscow ready to host figure skating worlds (http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/04/15/48996839.html)

The Russian capital is thoroughly prepared to hold the tournament at the highest level, with all organization issues resolved and tickets selling like hot cakes - a total of 16,500 in just three days. Another 15,000 tickets have yet to be sold.
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The event’s organizers promise a special kind of ice that will help skaters jump higher without hurting their knees.


Denver Post article about the 4 Colorado Springs skaters (Bradley, Flatt, Yankowskas/Coughlin): Figure skaters regroup for world championships in Russia (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_17849781)

os168
04-15-2011, 04:28 PM
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Skittl1321
04-15-2011, 05:18 PM
The event’s organizers promise a special kind of ice that will help skaters jump higher without hurting their knees.

That's worrisome. Will this "special kind of ice" have a different feel to it that will be difficult to get used to? It might make jumps landings easier on the body- but how will it effect footwork and spins (or even jump take offs)?