1 Mil. Tokyo Games Tickets To Be Kept For Children


1 mil. Tokyo Games tickets to be kept for children

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plans to keep around 1 million tickets for school children.

The committee met on Wednesday to discuss prices and types of Games tickets with outside experts.

Officials say lower-priced tickets will be reserved for children across Japan. They will be available for students at elementary to high schools as well as schools for children with disabilities.

The tickets will be sold through municipalities and schools. Municipal authorities will consider whether the students should pay for them.

The tickets for children will account for nearly 10 percent of the total of 10.1 million tickets for the Tokyo Games. This compares with 110,000 such tickets in the 2012 London Games and 300,000 in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.