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Final 2020 Olympics domestic lottery offers 1m tickets

More than one million Olympic tickets will be up for grabs in the final exclusive lottery for residents of Japan, with applications being accepted from Wednesday.

During this lottery, which will close on November 26, tickets for the Olympic boxing events will be available for the first time.

Tickets are still available for most events, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, although availability varies. However, due to a venue change, tickets for the marathon will not be on sale during this sales phase, and neither will tickets for the triathlon, marathon swimming and equestrian eventing cross-country events as the competition schedule is still under consideration.

Organisers said more than 3.57 million tickets have already been awarded to Japanese residents in two lotteries, though have declined to give precise sales numbers.

Of the 7.8 million tickets up for grabs for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, organisers claim that at least 70 per cent will go to domestic fans.

The first lottery sold more than 3.2 million tickets, though more than 7.5 million Japanese people registered their interest in tickets. The second lottery, which had 680,000 tickets available, notified successful applicants on September 11, with about 350,000 tickets bought.

If Japanese residents miss out in this lottery, they will still be able to purchase tickets during the last phase of ticket sales, which will start in the spring of 2020.

The cheapest individual tickets for the Games will cost Y2,500 (£19.44/€21.23/$23.52).

The rest of the tickets will be sold outside Japan through Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATR), or go to sponsors, National Olympic Committees, sports federations and dignitaries

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