Paris Olympics sets $26 lowest rate for 1 million tickets

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PARIS (AP) — Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics say one million tickets will be sold for 24 euros ($26.50) each.

Some of those lowest-price tickets will be available for each of the 32 sports. The Paris proposal to the IOC sets the basic price lower than at the 2012 London Olympics, where the 20 pounds tickets cost more than $31 at the exchange rate then.

Paris organizing committee president Tony Estanguet says it’s important “to offer accessibility of everyone to Olympic sports.” Paris aims to raise 1.1 billion euros ($1.22 billion) in revenue — about 30% of its budget — from ticket sales, Estanguet said.

A new and centralized global sales portal will offer almost 10 million tickets for sale. Single tickets for events will go on sale in May 2023, and a third sales phase will start toward the end of next year.

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