IPC expect Paralympics ticket to fully sell out
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.