Basketball tickets not enough for Chinese players' families

2008-07-26 08:19:31 GMT       2008-07-26 16:19:31 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The tickets of the matches featuring Chinese men's basketball team are not enough as even the players' families cannot get access to the match against the United States at the Beijing Olympics.

About 5,000 tickets were dispatched to the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), but only a few of those are tickets of China's matches, said Li Yuanwei, CBA's vice president, on Saturday.

Li said the CBA got these tickets from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Tickets of the match between China and the United States on August 10 are the hottest one on the market, and Li said most of the families of the Chinese players are not able to watch the match at the Wukesong Stadium.

Each ticket of the preliminary round is access to two matches.

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