Paralympic Games: Latest batch of tickets sell out

Paralympic Games signs go up around the Olympic Park The Olympic Park is being prepared for the Paralympics' opening on 29 August

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An extra 140,000 Paralympic Games tickets which went on sale on Wednesday sold out in a matter of hours.

Organisers said 100,000 ground entry tickets to the Olympic Park and 40,000 sports tickets were snapped up in about two to three hours.

More tickets will go on sale before Wednesday's opening ceremony and extra tickets should go on sale during the Games which run until 9 September.

More than 2.3 million of 2.5 million tickets for the Games have been sold.

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Ticket sales have outstripped any previous Paralympics, with the International Paralympic Committee hoping the Games will enjoy the first sell-out in its 52-year history.

The Park tickets that went on sale on Wednesday allowed holders the chance to visit the Olympic Park for up to five hours but not to enter any of the sporting arenas.

At the time, Seb Coe, chair of Games organisers Locog, said: "I'm thrilled that we can give even more people the opportunity to experience the Olympic Park, soak up the atmosphere and perhaps catch some Paralympic action on the big screen.

"We wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to visit the Olympic Park and releasing more tickets is part of this commitment."

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