Rio 2016 Paralympic tickets go on sale in the UK

  • Tickets to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are now on sale in the UK.

    The games will take place in the Brazil capital between 7-18 September with the para dressage competition running from 11-16 September.

    The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has appointed Travel Places as its official authorised ticket reseller (ATR) to create travel packages for the games.

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    The company, which also handles travel operations for the British team, has worked with the BPA at a number of previous games, including Beijing 2008 and Sochi 2014.

    Visitors can apply to buy tickets for each sport though the website and also have the option of booking their travel and accommodation with the company.

    To book tickets, applicants must fill out a request form that the company will then submit to the Rio 2016 organising committee.

    Great Britain has a strong record in Paralympic sport, finishing in the top three on the medals table at the past four games.

    Our para dressage riders currently hold the World, European and Paralympic team titles.

    They have won the team competition at every Paralympics since the event started in 1996.

    At the London 2012 Paralympics, GB riders topped the medal table with five golds, five silvers and one bronze.

    In September this year, the team successfully defended their European title at the championships in Deauville, France, and the squad brought home a total of 11 medals.

    “It’s incredibly exciting that supporters of the team can now start making their travel plans to Rio for the Paralympic Games next year,” said Penny Briscoe, ParalympicsGB chef de mission for Rio 2016.

    “It promises to be an exciting festival of sport and I’m sure it will prove to be an unforgettable event for athletes and fans alike.

    “We are proud of the support that we enjoy from our fans – I’m sure that the other nations will envy the backing that we receive both from the crowds in Brazil and from those watching back at home, and it will provide added motivation for our athletes on the field of play.”

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