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Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Still Struggling Due To Several Factors, Including North Korea

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 17

The Pyeongchang Games are "struggling to draw visitors from home and abroad, largely because of fears" about North Korea, according to Thomas Maresca of USA TODAY. As of Nov. 16, organizers said that they have "hit just 41% of their sales target of 1.06 million tickets, with sales in South Kore...

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