Applications Accepted For Paralympics Tickets

Applications accepted for Paralympics tickets

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympics have begun accepting online applications for tickets.

The website went live at the stroke of midnight on Thursday in Japan.

Ticket prices start at just 500 yen, or about 5 dollars.

Applicants must first register for a "Tokyo 2020 ID," which allows them to buy tickets for Olympic events.

About 7.6 million people had registered as of August 1. Each person can apply for up to 30 tickets as their first choice and an additional 30 as their second choice. The maximum number of tickets each applicant will be able to purchase is 30.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 a.m. on September 9. The first set of results, based on a lottery selection, will be announced on October 2.

A second lottery will be held early next year. After that, tickets will be sold at vendors nationwide.

The Paralympics open on August 25 next year. Athletes will vie for medals in 540 events over 12 days.