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Record ticket sales for PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games

IANS  |  PyeongChang (South Korea) 

Ticket sales for the PyeongChang Winter Games in have reached 320,531, beating the record set four years ago in the 2014 Games, when 316,200 tickets were sold, according to the Committee.

The opening ceremony on Friday was witnessed by 21,000 people and 105,966 people bought tickets for the first three days of the event, reports

"It is fantastic news that PyeongChang 2018 has now sold a record number of tickets to the Winter Games, beating the record previously set in Sochi," said.

The wheelchair curling match between and has been the most popular event so far, and clocked an attendance of 86 percent, followed by the ice hockey match between and with 82 percent attendance.

With just six days to go for the event to conclude, the for the 2018 Olympic and (POCOG), sold 90 percent of the tickets for all the remaining sessions.

"The people of South Korea have embraced the passion of the Games and many are experiencing para for the very first time," POCOG President, LEE Hee-beom, said.

"The number of visitors from overseas has also been a joy to see, lots of flags and fancy dress on show at the venues, creating a wonderful atmosphere," added.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 13:04 IST