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Paralympics will live long in the memory

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James Pearce | 16:27 UK time, Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The organisers of London 2012 have broad smiles today.

The number of ticket sales at this stage in the process for a Paralympics are "unprecedented", they boast.

Well that's true, although if you'll excuse my pedantry for a moment then I'll point out that this has to be the case, as never before have Paralympic tickets been put on sale this far out from the start of the event.

But put London 2012's spin to one side, and the figures are still extremely impressive. 116,000 separate applications for 1.14m tickets. At least one price category for one session is going to have to go to ballot in 16 of the 20 sports.

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