Munich, 02.09.2014. SDAX-listed CTS EVENTIM AG Co. KGaA (ISIN DE0005470306) has been appointed the exclusive ticketing services provider of the XXXI Olympic Games and XV Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The appointment was made following an international tender, in which EVENTIM was the winning bid der. Contracts were signed now between the RIO 2016 Organizing Committee and CTS EVENTIM Brazil, a fully owned subsidiary of CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA.
The XXXI Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to August 21, 2016 and the XV Paralympic Games from September 7 to September 18, 2016. More than 14,000 athletes will compete in 1,000 sports session across 37 venues, and a total of 9 million tickets are expected to be issued for the Games.
In its partnership with RIO 2016, EVENTIM will continue to contribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movement by providing a robust, state-of-the-art ticketing platform, building on those which have been delivered for Torino 2006 and Sochi 2014 and embracing technological and operational know-how. Through their cooperation, EVENTIM and RIO 2016 shall ensure the delivery of a fair and transparent system for the distribution of tickets for Brazilian and International customers.
About CTS EVENTIM
CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA, listed in the SDAX index (ISIN DE 0005470306), is Europe’s market leader in ticketing with activities in 23 countries and one of the leading providers of Live Entertainment. More than 100 million tickets for well over 180,000 events are sold annually using systems developed and marketed by the EVENTIM Group. In addition to more than 20,000 stationary outlets throughout Europe, sales via the Internet are gaining increasing importance. Leading online portals like eventim.de, oeticket.com, ticketcorner.ch, ticketone.it, lippu.fi, eventim.co.uk and many more are part of EVENTIM Group.