Ticketmaster to supply Olympic tickets

Tickmaster has won the rights to sell tickets at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“We thought the best way to enter China would be through working with the Olympics,” Ticketmaster Chief Executive Terry Barnes told Reuters.
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