3.22 Million Tokyo Olympic Tickets Sold



3.22 million Tokyo Olympic tickets sold

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say at least 90 percent of people who won the chance to buy tickets in a lottery last month have paid for their tickets.

The organizing committee said on Friday that a total of 3.22 million tickets have been sold.



The lottery results were announced on June 20. The final deadline for payment was July 4.

In the organizers' bid for the Olympics, they said that they plan to sell 7.8 million tickets. But they have not revealed how many they offered in the first round of the lottery last month.

They plan to hold another lottery for people who applied for the first round but failed to win a ticket.

In the second chance lottery, several hundred thousand tickets which nobody bought in the first round of ticket lottery are expected to be offered. Many will be tickets for preliminary matches of ball games to be held at venues with relatively large seating capacities.

The applications for the lottery is expected to begin in August.