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Battled empty seats at Olympics but Rio organisers witness record as 133,000 tickets get sold in 1 day for Paralympic Games

More than 600,000 tickets have been sold so far, over 20 percent of the 2.5 million tickets available.

Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 15:18
Battled empty seats at Olympics but Rio organisers witness record as 133,000 tickets get sold in 1 day for Paralympic Games

Rio de Janeiro: A staggering 133,000 tickets the for Rio Paralympic Games were sold on Tuesday, creating a new daily record for Olympic or Paralympic ticket sales, the organisers said.

Since the Olympic Games concluded last Sunday, there has been a surge in demand for Paralympics tickets, reports Xinhua.

Xavier Gonzalez, chief executive officer of the International Paralympic Committee, said on Wednesday: "We are greatly encouraged by the increase in demand for Paralympic tickets since Sunday`s Olympic closing ceremony.

"In the last 48 hours alone, we have doubled the number of tickets sold overall. It is fantastic."

The tickets in high demand include athletics, swimming, 5-a-side football, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

More than 600,000 tickets have been sold so far, over 20 percent of the 2.5 million tickets available.

IANS
First Published: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 15:17

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