Brazil buying up tickets for olympics to give them away, many tickets unsold

Posted on April 5, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health – Brazil has resorted to buying up tickets for the Olympic Games and giving them away to children after it emerged that the majority remain unsold just four months before the event opens. The country is facing the embarrassing prospect of empty seats when Rio de Janeiro hosts the sporting extravaganza this summer.

Ricardo Leyser, who this week replaced George Hilton as Brazil’s minister of sport, said he was now working on a plan to boost purchases – as well as to stir up more excitement among Brazilians. Read Article

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