Lottery Applications for Tokyo Olympics Tickets to Start May 9

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Tokyo, April 18 (Jiji Press)--The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said Thursday that online lottery applications for tickets for the Olympics by people living in Japan will be received from 10 a.m. on May 9 (1 a.m. GMT).

Applications will be accepted until May 28, and the results of the lottery will be announced on June 20. The deadline for buying the tickets will be July 2.

On sale will be tickets for general audience, tickets for wheelchair users and accompanying people, and special tickets costing 2,020 yen apiece for groups including children or elderly people, or people with disabilities.

Each person will be able to apply for up to 60 tickets, and a maximum of 30 tickets will be secured.

Five price ranges have been set for the general tickets, with tickets for the opening ceremony on July 24, 2020, costing from 12,000 yen to 300,000 yen, and the prices of tickets for the Aug. 9 closing ceremony ranging from 12,000 yen to 220,000 yen.

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