Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have confirmed the second-chance domestic ticket lottery will begin on August 8, 2019.

Those who missed out on the first draw, which was announced on June 20, will be eligible to enter the “supplemental lottery.”

Japan residents can enter the lottery up until August 22 when the process for the Paralympic Games ticketing is scheduled to begin.

The tickets, which will mostly be for first-round and qualifying competitions, are expected to be available for sports including basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball and likely athletics.

Applicants in the supplementary lottery will be limited to applying for one session of competition.

The first lottery sold more than 3.2 million tickets, though more than 7.5 million Japanese people registered their interest in tickets.

The Tokyo 2020 ticketing site experienced a surge of web traffic during the launch of the domestic ticket application process on May 9, which ran through until May 28.

Organisers were forced to extend the deadline for the Olympic ticket lottery by 12 hours to ensure every application was processed as millions of fans raced to register their interest in the event.

The cheapest individual tickets for the Games will cost Y2,500 (£17.17/€19.86/$22.34).

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