Rio 2016 receives 1.2 million ticket applications from Brazilian residents

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Rio 2016 has claimed it has received 1.2 million ticket applications from Brazilian residents since sales began on March 31.

The most popular sports in terms of ticket requests have been volleyball, soccer and basketball, with artistic gymnastics, swimming, athletics, tennis, beach volleyball, judo and handball completing the top 10.

The majority of applications have come from Rio de Janeiro, followed by the states that will co-host the Olympic soccer tournament – São Paulo, the Federal District, Minas Gerais, Amazonas and Bahia.

Approximately 7.5 million tickets will be put on sale for Rio 2016, with more than half being priced at R$70 (US$22) or less. Brazilian residents have until April 30 to request tickets in the first draw, the results of which will be announced in June. Only those who entered the first draw will be able to apply in the second draw, which is due to open in July ahead of the results being announced in August.

The cheapest tickets will be R$40 (US$12), while the most expensive ticket for a sports event will be R$1,200 (US$373), and the most expensive Opening Ceremony ticket R$4,600 (US$1,428).

April 9, 2015

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