Pyeongchang Par­a­lympics sets new record for ticket sales

Tehran Times - - WORLD SPORTS -

The Pyeongchang Par­a­lympics have set a new record for ticket sales, cross­ing 320,531 on Tues­day to break pre­vi­ous mark set in Sochi four years ago, the In­ter­na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee (IPC) said in a state­ment. Sales for the March 9-18 Par­a­lympics sur­passed the 316,200 tick­ets sold in the Sochi edi­tion by Mon­day. The lat­est fig­ure is nearly dou­ble the 162,974 tick­ets sold dur­ing the 2006 event in Turin, the IPC said. The IPC said the fig­ures high­light a grow­ing global in­ter­est in Par­a­lympic sports.

“It is fan­tas­tic news that Pyeongchang 2018 has now sold a record num­ber of tick­ets to the Par­a­lympic Win­ter Games,” IPC Pres­i­dent An­drew Par­sons said in a state­ment.

“Af­ter three days of com­pe­ti­tion, the re­sponse from ath­letes and Kore­ans has been out­stand­ing. I now hope (the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee) can in­crease the sales tar­get fur­ther with six days of com­pe­ti­tion to go.”

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