IPC ex­pect Par­a­lympics ticket to fully sell out

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The In­ter­na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee an­tic­i­pates the Rio Games will be a sell­out af­ter pass­ing 1.5 mil­lion ticket sales. The Rio 2016 or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee ad­mit­ted as the Olympics came to a close last month that only 12 per cent of the 2.5 mil­lion Par­a­lympic tick­ets had been sold. But the IPC yes­ter­day an­nounced a huge up­surge in sales ahead of to­mor­row’s open­ing cer­e­mony. “The Rio 2016 Par­a­lympic Games achieved an im­por­tant mile­stone on Sun­day [Septem­ber 5] as it reached 1.5 mil­lion tick­ets sold,” the IPC said. “Sev­eral fi­nals are now fully sold out. The Par­a­lympic ath­letes can be pre­pared to dis­play their amaz­ing will and skills in fully booked venues. “While there are still around one mil­lion tick­ets avail­able the rhythm of sales sug­gests that all the 2.5 mil­lion tick­ets will be sold.” Brazil has high ex­pec­ta­tions for the Par­a­lympics - in­clud­ing a top-five place in the medal ta­ble. Alan Oliveira is likely to qual­ify likely in the T44 100 me­tres fi­nal.

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