Lottery Applications Start for Tokyo Olympic Tickets


Tokyo, May 9 (Jiji Press)--Online lottery applications for tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by people living in Japan began at 10 a.m. Thursday (1 a.m. GMT).

Applications will be accepted until May 28 on the quadrennial event's official ticketing website ( The order of applications will not affect the results of the lottery, to be announced on June 20.

People wishing to apply for tickets must first register for identification on a designated website. Each applicant will be able to register for up to 60 tickets and a maximum of 30 tickets will be secured.

General tickets for the sporting events are sold in up to five price ranges per sport, with the cheapest ticket at 2,500 yen and the most expensive ticket, for the men's 100 meters final, at 130,000 yen. Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies start at 12,000 yen and go up to 300,000 yen and 220,000 yen, respectively.

Tickets for wheelchair users and accompanying people are also available, as well as special tickets priced at 2,020 yen apiece for groups including children, elderly people or people with disabilities.

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