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Pyeongchang smash box office records

Pyeongchang games box office
Pyeongchang games box office Image credit: insidethegames.biz

Pyeongchang has broken a record for the number of tickets sold for the Paralympics Winter Olympics.

Last week’s opening ceremony saw 21,000 people take up seats in the Olympic stadium. The first three days did extremely well with 75% of the tickets sold and over 90% of tickets for the remaining days have been scooped up.

International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons said: “It is fantastic news that Pyeongchang 2018 has now sold a record number of tickets. After three days of competition, the response from the athletes and Koreans has been outstanding. Athletes are thriving on the energetic support from the crowds and are delivering some exceptional performances as a result.”

President of the Pyongchang organising committee Lee Hee-beom added: “The people of South Korea have embraced the passion of the Games and many are experiencing para sports for the very first time.”

“The number of visitors from overseas has also been a joy to see – lots of flags and fancydress on show at the venues, creating a wonderful atmosphere. We have more days of action to enjoy and I would encourage everyone to come and share this special moment with us.”

The number of tickets sold for Pyeonchang is almost double the total which were sold for Torino 2006.

The Paralympics held in Vancouver 2010 sold 230,000 tickets.