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Rio 2016 sells 240,000 tickets in eight hours

  • About 240,000 tickets were sold in the first eight hours of the latest Olympic ticketing phase, organisers said. The rush saw 120,000 tickets bought in the first hour, with football, basketball and volleyball attracting the highest demand, media reports quoted Globoesporte as saying. Some two million tickets have been made available to Brazilian residents on a first-come-first-served basis in the third sales stage. (Source: IANS)