Beijing, July 27 : Tickets for the Beijing Olympics have nearly been sold out as the opening ceremony of the game draws near.
By Saturday evening, 16 of the 19 ticket booths, which started the fourth, or the final, phase of Olympic ticket sale to individuals on Friday, hung out sign boards reading "sold out".
According to The News, tickets for popular sports like tennis and archery were sold out within hours of their first day in the ticket counter, said Wu Xiaonan, an official with a ticket booth near the Beijing Olympic Green Hockey Stadium.
However, Wu said, tickets for hockey, boxing and handball are still available; adding most tickets for hockey will probably be sold out by late Sunday.
According to official sources at a booth of the Olympic Sports Center, tickets for the handball match are expected to be sold out by Monday.