Plenty of Tickets Available For Rio Olympics 2016: The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are in serious trouble. A massive political crisis currently facing the Brazilian government, the outbreak of the Zika virus, a failing economy, nothing seems on the right track. It’s no surprise that ticket sales for the games aren’t doing too well either.
50% of tickets to the 2016 games have been sold so far. Only 12% of the tickets for the accompanying Paralympic Games have been bought. Thus, only 72 per cent of tickets available for the athletics event have been sold as of now.
Two weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there are still plenty of tickets available. You can purchase tickets on the official website for the Rio Games.
They launched a new bid on Thursday to sell another 100,000 tickets for a range of events at the premier international athletics tournament, which runs from August 5 to 21.
Income from ticket sales so far totals 978 million reales ($300 million), 93 per cent of what the Rio 2016 organising committee hoped to net.
Opinion polls show Brazilians’ interest in the Games has taken a nosedive recently.
The poll found half of Brazilians were opposed entirely to the Games, which will cost more than $11.8 billion.
Meanwhile, about 60 per cent of the cost will be financed by the private sector. Report says the Brazilian tourism office, Embratur, expects between 300,000 and 500,000 foreign visitors in Rio de Janeiro for the first Olympics in South America. The situation is s grave that the government is thinking of buying tickets to the Paralympics and giving them to public schoolchildren because sales are so slow.
This is your opportunity to see the greatest sporting event in the world up close. Approximately 7.5 million tickets for the Olympic Games are available for purchase – starting at R$20 and with more than half of them for R$70 or less.