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Tickets go on sale for Olympic tennis, handball

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-05-26 13:34

RIO DE JANEIRO - A new round of tickets for Olympic tennis and handball have been made available to the public, Rio 2016 organizers said on Thursday.

Brazilian citizens can buy tickets via the official Rio 2016 website while residents of other countries and regions must go through official ticket resellers in their respective countries and regions.

Tickets for 28 tennis sessions and handball finals were due to go on sale at midday local time on Thursday.

Last week Rio 2016 organizers said 67% of the 7.4 million Olympic tickets on offer were already sold.

The first batch of tickets for the Rio Olympics went on sale in March last year. Prices range from around 12 US dollars for, less popular events to 1,300 dollars for the best seats at the opening ceremony.

The Rio 2016 Games, the first Olympics to be held in South America, will be held from August 5 to 21.

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