Second Round Tokyo Olympic Ticket Winners Notified

Second round Tokyo Olympic ticket winners notified

The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics released the results of the second round of a ticket lottery for residents in Japan on Wednesday. The Games begin in July next year.

The tickets will be sold from next spring through the official website and box offices to be set up in Tokyo. The organizers say this is the last large-scale lottery.

Travel firms say official tour plans for individuals with tickets and hotel accommodation are selling well, including packages with hefty price tags.

KNT-CT Holdings says its most expensive tour is priced over 18,000 dollars. It covers 19 days from July 22, two days before the opening, to August 9, the closing day, and includes tickets at 40 venues. Officials say the tour has been sold out.

The officials also say the most popular plans were three-day packages that include tickets for sports events in which Japanese athletes could win medals.

JTB says its most expensive plan is priced at more than 40,000 dollars. People will be able to watch 16 sports, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

Tobu Top Tours has a plan costing about 24,000 dollars, that includes tickets to watch all track and field events at the National Stadium, the final match of women's soccer, and the closing ceremony.

The two firms also say those costly plans have been sold out.

A senior official at KNT-CT Holdings said they feel people are much more interested in the Games than they had thought. He noted that in some plans, the chances of winning them are one in over 100.