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Tokyo 2020 sells 3.22 million tickets in first phase of lottery

Date : 10 Jul 2019

Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2019: Tokyo 2020 organisers have announced that an additional ticket lottery will be held this year after 3.22 million tickets were sold to the general public in Japan in the first phase of ticket sales.

More than 90 per cent of the people who were awarded tickets through the first phase of the lottery made a purchase - an indication of the growing passion for the Olympic Games in Japan.

For the fans who were not awarded a ticket during the first phase there will be an additional lottery in August for the opportunity to obtain a wide range of tickets across the Olympic Games programme before another general sales phase opens in the autumn.

A total of 7,508,868 people signed up for Tokyo 2020 ID registrations, the first step required before entering the ticket lottery, and during the ticket application period the official ticketing website was visited more than 24,250,000 times.

Tokyo 2020 continues to demonstrate that the preparations for the Olympic Games are on track with the recent inauguration of the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre. Built by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the centre will be the home of kayak and canoe slalom during the Games and post-Games will be open to the public for canoeing and rafting.

Organisers also announced that the new Olympic Stadium is 90 per cent complete and due to be finished on time by November. The Stadium will be home to football and athletics as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.



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