Tokyo 2020 organizers to open Paralympic ticket applications

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-21 22:34:24|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TOKYO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympics said on Wednesday that they will begin accepting online applications for tickets from Thursday.

The tickets will be sold through a lottery system on the newly established official website for Paralympics tickets, which will go live early Thursday.

Applicants must first register to get a "Tokyo 2020 ID", which is also needed to buy tickets for Olympic events. According to the organizers, about 7.6 million people had registered as of August 1.

Each applicant can apply up to 30 tickets as their first choice and an additional 30 as their second choice. The maximum number of tickets each applicant will be able to purchase is 30.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 a.m. on September 9. Lottery results will be announced on October 2.

A second lottery will be held early next year. After that, tickets will be sold at stands.

The Games' organizing committee is calling on applicants to note that the official ticket website for the Paralympics is different than that for the Olympics. It also said that the timing of applications would not affect the results of the lottery.