More than eight million people have now registered for Tokyo 2020 tickets ahead of the end of the second phase of the lottery tomorrow, organisers have revealed.

Anyone who wants to acquire tickets for the Olympics and Paralympics in Japan next summer is required to register for a Tokyo 2020 ID. The number who have done so has now passed eight million.

The second phase of the lottery began for residents of Japan on November 13, with more than one million tickets available for nearly all the events including the opening and closing ceremonies. Applications can be made on the official ticketing website until the end of Tuesday. The results of the lottery will be announced on December 18, with those successful having until January 10 to complete their purchases.

Around three million tickets were sold during the first phase of the Olympics ticket lottery in May. An additional 350,000 were sold in August during a window open to those unsuccessful in the initial draw.

Final ticket sales for the Olympic Games and Paralympics are expected to surpass nine million, including overseas sales through designated resellers and distributors. Organisers claim that at least 70 per cent will go to domestic fans.

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