Tickets To The 2016 Olympics In Rio Just Aren't Selling
CoSport (www.cosport.com, 877 457 4647) is the only entity authorized to sell individual tickets and ticket-inclusive packages for the Olympic. As per April 4, 2016 report, only four months before the opening, just half the tickets for all events were sold. There could be many reasons for that. Presently, Brazil is passing through its worst recession in 25 years. Very few Brazilians have the extra money to spend on attending the games. The government was forced to cut Olympic budget, with everything from the opening ceremony, all over security for the gamer, and facilities for athletes in the Olympic Village. An impeachment process began against Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian President for her alleged involvement in a corruption scandal in the late 2015 and that continued through the first half of 2016 (till 12 May 2016).
It is also a fact that the international community is worried about Brazil's rising rate of crime and terrorism. The threat of the Zika virus is absolutely real in Brazil and it is flourishing beyond expectation. With worries about the Zika virus, high crime and a major political crisis have overshadowed the glamour of the August 5 opening ceremony. Brazil's new Minister of Sports, Ricardo Leyser has announced that the Brazilian government may purchase unsold tickets, particularly for the Paralympics which will be distributed to the public schools. The government officials are working hard to boost worldwide confidence to ensure travelers' safety and ability to host the game.
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