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Tokyo 2020: Olympic Tickets Ready For Sale

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The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on sale from Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice.

 Tickets for the 33 sports range from the cheapest general tickets at 2,500 yen ($23) to an eye-watering 300,000 yen ($2,730) for the best seats at the opening ceremony. Those lucky enough to score the best seats for the showcase men’s 100m final will pay 130,000 yen ($1,200).

 But half of all tickets will be priced at 8,000 yen ($73) or less and special tickets priced at 2,020 yen ($18) are available for families resident in Japan with children, senior citizens, and people with impairments.

Prices for domestic residents is the same as London 2012.

The lottery which is restricted to residents of Japan during an initial period  runs until May 28, with successful applicants notified on June 20 and payment due a fortnight later.

Organisers of the Olympics have not offered a precise number of tickets available as various stadium configurations are still being finalised with just less than 450 days to go until the opening ceremony.

But they said it would be roughly the same as the 7.8 million tickets they estimated when bidding for the right to host the Games.

 Japanese residents will have 70-80 percent of the tickect, while the rest will go to oversea fans.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will run from July 24 to August 9. Tickets for the Paralympics will become available this summer. Fans wishing to start planning their applications for Olympics tickets can access the website at https://ticket.tokyo2020.org/?Culture=en-us.

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