Paris 2024: Double gold medalist Nafi Thiam shocked by the very high price of tickets for the Olympics

The first phase of sales began on February 15 and since then, the criticisms have been linked. The opening of the ticket office for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has created controversy: the price of tickets is considered too high by many observers. While she has just broken the pentathlon world record at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Nafissatou Thiam spoke about it.

The Belgian also regrets the price offered for the purchase of tickets. “Me what shocks me especially, it is the price of the tickets for the Olympic Games. It’s the athletes who put on the show but I’m not even sure that my family will be able to come and see me, it’s so expensive,” she told the Belgian media. DH.

The double Olympic heptathlon champion wonders about the money collected by the organization. “There is the price of the tickets, the trip, the accommodation on site. We regularly talk about this subject in the media and it struck me because the Olympic Games still generate a lot of money, in terms of ticketing as well. »

No free places for relatives

In the case of the heptathlon (August 8 and 9, 2024), prices vary between 24 and 170 euros for the first session of the first day. This range is between 85 and 690 euros for the decisive session of the second day. Prices too high for the brother of the athlete, especially since the tickets are not yet available for individual sale.

“My little brother had registered for the first draw but the packs offered were really very expensive. We will therefore have to wait until March 15 now to register for a second lottery. (opening May 15) and try to get single tickets,” said the Belgian.

And according to the double Olympic gold medalist (in Rio in 2016 then Tokyo in 2021), the athletes will not have free places for their relatives. “I heard that there would be places available but that they would be paying. »



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