As the Paralympic Games enter into their 7th day of competition, excitement in the stands is showing no evidence of fading. On the contrary, spectator passion for the Paralympics is as high as it was for the Olympics.
As the Paralympic Games enter into their 7th day of competition, excitement in the stands is showing no evidence of fading.
BOCOG executive vice president and secretary-general Wang Wei, briefed journalists on spectator attendance during a press conference. He said that of the 25 competitions sessions held in Beijing, the attendance rate for 12 sessions was 90 percent, seven sessions between 80 and 90 percent, one session between 70 and 80 percent, and four sessions between 60 and 70 percent.
He added that the Olympic common areas have received over a million visitors, and a total of 1.25 million tickets had been sold to the public.
Tickets for sailing, shooting, swimming, and wheelchair fencing events had been sold out.
(CCTV September 14, 2008)