By Liu Chien-pang, Chu Che-wei and Lilian Wu
Taipei, July 16 (CNA) Tickets for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei have sold out, an official with the committee organizing of the event, also known as the World University Games, said Sunday.
Lee Chang-hui (李昌輝), who is in charge of market development of the sports extravaganza, said that all 12,000 tickets available for the Aug. 19 opening ceremony, had been sold out as of Friday.
In comparison, only 17 percent of tickets have been sold for the Aug. 30 closing ceremony, but the city government expects the number to go up after it launches a promotional campaign in the latter half of this month, Lee said. [FULL STORY]