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Rio 2016 Record Set As 133,000 Tickets For Paralympic Games Sold In One Day

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 26 / 16

Organizers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sold 133,000 tickets on Tuesday, the largest number of tickets they have ever sold in just one day. Demand for Paralympic tickets accelerated since the ending of the Olympic Games on Sunday. After selling 16,000 tickets last Saturday, organizers said that ...

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