Rio Paralympics 2016 said Monday that 1.5 million tickets had been sold and they hope that all 2.5 million will go.
The Rio Paralympics next month is in a "precarious" state and faces more cuts to let it go ahead, the head of the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday.
Two Russian swimmers implicated in a bombshell report on state-sponsored doping were given the green light to compete at the Olympics on Thursday as football superstar Neymar prepared to kick-off Brazil's quest for football gold.
Blocked toilets, dangerous wiring and other problems in Rio's Olympic Village will be resolved by the end of the week, Brazil organisers said.
No one considering 'cancelling the games': IOC medical chief Richard Budgett seeks to allay Zika fears
Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro