An ID badge system is a requirement for events of this level and a prerequisite for ensuring order. At the Children of Asia 2019 Games, ID badges were required for participants to access sports venues and catering outlets. Therefore, it was necessary to keep a close eye on the availability and safety of ID badges.
Printed ID badges were laminated with holographic film. Obviously, ID badge issuance with several degrees of protection (holographic film, hologram, microprinting) require time. Four days before the start of the games Bars IT Team started issuing ID badges and in a short period of time we issued several thousand ID badges.
Organised delegations preferred to check in for the games in advance to receive a set of badges. They had to fill in information about themselves and/or team members. All lists of checked-in participants were entered into the BARS.EXPO-2 system. If necessary, the security service could always check any list.
It was especially difficult to deal with those participants who were accredited at the last moment. People were in a hurry, nervous, pushing Bars IT employees to do everything faster. Bars IT had to work at an accelerated pace.
Selling Spectator Tickets
A small part of the tickets for the games was donated, for example, to orphanages. The organisers tried to give children from different islands of the region the opportunity to attend the bright, unforgettable opening and closing festivities of the games.
Most of the tickets were freely sold at the city box offices and on the website, using our online ticketing module. The bar-coded tickets purchased – printed or electronic (in smartphones) – were used by spectators to pass through terminal-readers at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.
Tickets for both ceremonies (3,500 for each) sold out in 7 minutes. Many requests to buy tickets came from mainland Russia. People were ready to fly to Sakhalin to see the Children of Asia Games with their own eyes.