Paris 2024 tickets viewed as too expensive according to recent poll

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Roughly four out of five French people believe tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics are too expensive, according to a recent poll. 

A survey from the Odoxa polling group, commissioned by the RTL media group and sports betting firm Winamax, found that a total of 82% of respondents said that tickets for the games were ‘not accessible in terms of price’.

Roughly 79% also found that the ticketing process was too ‘complicated’, according to a report from AFP.

Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet has recently defended prices, arguing that they are in line with London 2012.

Last year organisers revealed that nearly half of all tickets available would be priced at €50 (£44/$53) or less, to make the Games as accessible as possible.

Organisers also said that prices would start at low as €24 for the Olympics and €15 for the Paralympics.

The first phase of ticket sales is still ongoing until March 15. Successful applicants are currently able to apply for three events at the same time. Roughly three million tickets are available during this first phase, with a further seven million to be made available in the next two rounds.

The second phase will begin in May with applicants able to purchase single tickets and entry to the opening and closing ceremonies. A third and final ticket selling phase will take place at the end of 2023.