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Paralympics Sets Ticket Sale Record

Paralympics Sets Ticket Sale RecordParalympics Sets Ticket Sale Record

The Pyeongchang Paralympics has set a record for ticket sales, crossing 320,531 on Tuesday to break the previous mark set in Sochi, Russia, four years ago, the International Paralympic Committee said in a statement.

According to Reuters, sales for the March 9-18 Paralympics in South Korea 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, Italy, 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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