BBC Sport - Rio 2016: 'Less than a third' of Paralympic tickets sold

Rio Paralympics crowds 'will not surpass 2012'

With 100 days to go to the start of the Rio Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven has admitted that the Games will not surpass the number of tickets sold for London 2012.

Organisers had originally put 3.3m tickets on sale in September 2015 but Craven told BBC Sport that there had been revisions in stadia capacity which meant that only 2.5m tickets were available in comparison to London 2012, which sold 2.7m tickets.

Less than a third of tickets are believed to have been sold for the Games so far but the Englishman insists that he is unconcerned and believes sales will pick up closer to the Games, and the first Paralympics in South America will still be a great success.

BBC Sport's Kate Grey reports.

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