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Pyeongchang Paralympics Sets New Record for Ticket Sales
A boy enjoys a ride on a 300-meter long water slide during the event 'Bobsleigh in the City' to promote the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, August 19, 2017. n an effort to promote the success of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympics Winter Games. Shin Woong-su/News1 via REUTERS
Tuesday, 13 March, 2018 | 14:38 WIB
Pyeongchang Paralympics Sets New Record for Ticket Sales

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Pyeongchang Paralympics have set a new record for ticket sales, crossing 320,531 on Tuesday, March 13, to break the previous mark set in Sochi four years ago. The data was obtained from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)'s 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.

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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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