Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Lottery Closes


Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery closes

The lottery for tickets to next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo has closed for now in Japan.

The organizing committee's official website stopped accepting applications on Monday. The committee says the website was accessed 1.35 million times since it opened on August 22.

The committee isn't disclosing how many applications were submitted or the chances of getting tickets.

However, it did reveal that popular sports included wheelchair basketball, rugby and tennis.

The results will be announced on October 2. Successful applicants need to complete their purchases by October 15.

Another online lottery will be held early next year. After that, tickets will be available at counters to be set up in Tokyo.

People outside Japan can buy tickets through their country's national Paralympic committees or authorized agents.

Before Tokyo was chosen as the host city, the bidding committee said it planned to sell 2.3 million tickets.