1.2 million Olympic tickets remain unsold

By iSportconnect | August 8, 2016

1.2 million tickets remain unsold for the Olympics in Rio, around 20% of the total.

The opening days of the Games has seen events played out in front of many empty seats. It’s a stark contrast to the last Olympics in London, which only had 263,000 unsold Olympic seats in total, almost all of which were for the early rounds of the football tournament.

In total 4.9 million tickets have been sold in Rio, compared to 11 million in London.

Many have said that the price of the tickets are putting many off, in a country suffering a deep recession.

Usain Bolt even took to Twitter to appeal to fans to buy tickets.