First Youth Olympic Passes distributed
Buenos Aires, August 27. Hundreds of people got their Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Pass on Saturday, the first day to pick up the electronic bracelets that will give fans access to the world’s biggest multisport and cultural celebration.
The bracelet is being distributed in Samsung Stores chosen by users during the registration process at www.buenosaires2018.com.
So far, Buenos Aires 2018 has processed requests for almost 400,000 passes. There are still 100,000 more available before the beginning of the Youth Olympic Games on October 6.
The Pass, which is free of charge, will grant access to all four Youth Olympic Parks and the Games’ stand alone venues.
The bracelet has a built-in chip that will allow attendees to enjoy watching more than 4,000 of the best junior athletes in the world compete at the stadiums. The audience will also be able to take part in a true cultural festival: there will be more than 1,200 activities open to the public in the parks.
The applications processed so far include requests from public and private schools as well as the general public.
The Parks and stadiums will have a maximum capacity to guarantee that the first Olympic celebration taking place in Argentina is an unforgettable one. That is why a system will be implemented to prioritize those who arrive first at each venue.
The use of the bracelet will be mandatory in order to access Parks and stadiums, and there will be a system to allow spectators coming from Argentine provinces or from abroad to pick up their Passes when they arrive in Buenos Aires.
In the case of families, one family member can inscribe up to three extra people in his/her application. Also, in all cases the passes can be picked up by an authorised third party.
Buenos Aires 2018 will be the first edition of an Olympic tournament with gender equality, with 4,012 athletes – half women, half men – competing in 32 sports.
Besides the sport events, the Youth Olympic Parks will also hold a historic cultural celebration with 800 educational activities and 468 sport initiation sessions.
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