Tokyo 2020: Excitement building as 3.2 mn tickets sold in first phase

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Excitement is building up in host nation Japan for the 2020 Olympic Games. Still a little more than one year to go for the Games, scheduled from July 24, 2020, fans and the organisers are all geared up for the mega show.

The venue preparations are on schedule and ahead of the show and over 90% of the awardees from the first phase of lottery for tickets have made a purchase.

With the close of the first phase of ticket sales, Tokyo 2020 has announced that 3.22 million tickets were purchased by the general public in Japan. More than 90 per cent of those who were awarded tickets through the first phase lottery made a purchase, an indication of the growing passion for the Olympic Games in the country.

For those 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 had 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, states a report on the IOC website.

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