Paralympians happy with accessibility of Rio

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Radio Sport staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 5 Sep 2016, 9:41PM
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Paralympians happy with accessibility of Rio

Author
Radio Sport staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 5 Sep 2016, 9:41PM

New Zealand's Paralympic team is happily avoiding the troubles others have faced in Rio.

The majority of the 31-strong squad is now settling into their accommodation with just a few more athletes to arrive before the opening ceremony on Wednesday.

Chef de mission Ben Lucas said the accessibility around the athletes village and venues is top notch.

He said he gets around in a wheelchair himself and the best journey he takes is the one he doesn't notice.

For Lucas, most of the journeys around Rio, the accommodation and many of the venues have been easy.

Lucas says he's been told the slow ticket sales have started to increase with over a 1.5 million tickets sold to date.