Visitors walking at Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung, Gangwon province, where ice sports venues for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics are located. (Photo: Yonhap)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Ticket sales for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games have surpassed more than 320,000, a record for the most tickets sold at a Winter Paralympics, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said on March 13.

Ticket sales for the PyeongChang Paralympics had reached 320,531 as of March 12, and it surpassed the 316,200 tickets sold for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics, the committee said, adding that the amount of sold tickets nearly double of that of the Torino Paralympics in 2006.

The organisers said the opening ceremony on March 9 was attended by 21,000 people, while 105,966 people purchased tickets for the first three days of competition. They said 90 percent of available tickets for the PyeongChang Paralympics have been sold.

According to International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons affirmed: "Athletes are thriving on the energetic support from the crowds and are delivering some exceptional performances as a result."

As the sport event has grasped the interest of the athletes, countries and media, he hoped that ticket sales will increase with six days of competition ahead.-VNA