Paralympic Ticket Applications To Begin Thursday

Paralympic ticket applications to begin Thursday

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympics will begin accepting online applications for tickets on Thursday.

The official website for Paralympics tickets will go live early Thursday. The tickets are being sold through a lottery system.

Applicants must register to get a "Tokyo 2020 ID," which is also needed to buy tickets for Olympic events. About 7.6 million people had registered as of August 1.

Each applicant can request 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 through 11:59 a.m. on September 9. Lottery results will be announced on October 2.

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

The Games' organizing committee is urging applicants to be careful, because the official ticket website for the Paralympics is different from that for the Olympics. It also says the timing of applications will not affect the outcome of the lottery.