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  • Millions Enter Tokyo Ticket Lottery


    (ATR) Residents of Japan now wait to find out if they will snag tickets for the 2020 Olympics.

    Stadium designed by Kengo Kuma (Photo Courtesy: Kengo Kuma)
    The deadline for the first wave of ticket orders from Japan ended this week, with 12 hours added to the deadline to accommodate the crush of online orders. Click here to read more about the extension. 

    Officials for Tokyo 2020 noted that millions had expressed interest when phase one of ticketing closed for Japan residents.

    On June 20, applicants will be notified if they will be issued tickets.

    While organizers declined to disclose how many ticket applications, they did share that 7.5 million ID registrations were recorded in the system.

    Tickets for overseas markets will be distributed June 15th by Authorized Ticket Resellers in each country.

    Officials for Tokyo 2020 have estimated 20 to 30 percent of sales will be from outside of Japan.

    About 7.8 million tickets in total are available. With phase one of ticket sales over, more opportunities to buy tickets will become available closer to the games.

    Ticket prices range from approximately $8 to $2,680, a record-setting price for opening ceremony.

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will run July 24 - August 9.

    Written by Greer Wilson.

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