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GOVT SPOKESWOMAN: TICKET SALE FOR HUNGARY'S WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINS

 

Ticket sales began on Monday for the World Athletics Championships (WAC), the biggest sporting event in Hungary’s history, held between 19 and 27 August 2023, the government spokeswoman said. The event, the third biggest sporting event in the world, is expected to draw some hundred thousand tourists from abroad, Alexandra Szentkirályi, who also sits on the board of the event organiser, told a press conference. Ádám Schmidt, the state secretary in charge of sport and a government commissioner for WAC Budapest, said 2,000 athletes and 3,000 journalists will be hosted at the event and news coverage will reach some one billion people worldwide.