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Brazilians get only 35% of 2016 tickets

2015-06-09 20:20
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Rio de Janeiro - Only 35% of the tickets initially available for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been allocated to Brazilian fans after the first phase of sales ended.

Rio organisers said that almost 1.6 million tickets - of a total of about 4.5 million - have been awarded to fans after the first random draw happened this month.

Brazilian residents made 5.2 million requests for tickets, but most were duplicated for the most popular sessions.

Only 121 of the games' 694 sessions have sold out, including the opening and closing ceremonies, the men's soccer final and both men's and women's volleyball finals.

The most popular sports in the first phase of sales were soccer, athletics, volleyball, basketball and handball.

The second sales phase begins in July.

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