Note: Your favourites settings are stored on your computer through Cookies If you want to keep them, refrain from clearing your browser history “There has been an important change in the pattern as far as ticket sales are concerned,” said Mario Andrada, Rio 2016's executive director for communications.
“Firstly we saw a lot of energy coming from the Olympic Games and from people who just wanted to have access to the Paralympic Park in Barra.
Brazil has targeted a top-five finish in the medal table and it seems excitement is building in the host nation.
Brazil could win its first medal on Thursday (8 September), the first day of competition following Wednesday's opening ceremony, when Odair Santos runs in the men's 5000m, T11 class.
Odair Santos could win Brazil's first medal at Rio 2016 (Photo: Getty Images/Warren Little) Other track and field highlights include Jason Smith’s attempt to win a third consecutive 100m title in the T13 category for the visually impaired.