2nd Lottery Planned in Aug. for Tokyo Olympic Tickets


Tokyo, July 4 (Jiji Press)--The second lottery for tickets of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in August for those who were unable to win any tickets in the initial draw, conducted in May, the organizing committee for the games said Thursday.

They will be allowed to submit ticket applications for only one preliminary round slot, mainly for team ball sport events that will have many matches and be held at venues capable of accommodating large audiences.

The committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will later decide specific sport events available for the second lottery.

Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies, and sessions to select medalists will not be included in the second chance.

As the initial lottery attracted huge applicants, many of them won no tickets, according to an official of the committee.

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