Online applications for an additional ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have begun.
The official website for the ticket sales started accepting applications at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Applications can be made only in Japan.
Officials of the Games' organizing committee say some 5.12 million people applied in the first round, but about 4.16 million of them failed to get any tickets. The winners were announced in June.
The committee decided to hold the supplementary lottery only for the people who missed out in the first round.
More than 680,000 tickets that were unsold in the first round were put up for sale. The tickets cover 20 sports, including beach volleyball, hockey, and baseball and softball. Tickets for the play-offs and finals will be included.
Each person is eligible to apply for one session of a competition, up to six tickets for qualifiers and four for medal events. A second choice is available.
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 a.m. on August 19. The results are scheduled to be announced on September 11.