A poster advertising the 2020 Summer Olympics is seen inside a Tokyo subway station in April 2019. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES
A poster advertising the 2020 Summer Olympics is seen inside a Tokyo subway station in April 2019. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

US personnel in Japan can join Olympic ticket lottery this month

by Seth Robson
Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. military personnel in Japan can join an online ticket lottery for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A ticket sales website hosting the lottery, which began May 9 and runs through May 28, allows people to register and chose events they want to attend. The website includes information about Olympic sports, venues, prices and dates.

For example, an adult ticket to the Aug. 2, 2020, opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium starts at 12,000 yen (about $109). Men’s rugby tickets for July 24 matches at Tokyo stadium sell for 7,500 yen ($69). A ticket to Ariake Tennis Park center court for the men’s and women’s gold medal matches costs as little as 10,000 yen ($91).

Only people living in Japan are eligible to purchase Olympic tickets online. Those overseas must buy them from authorized resellers in their home countries, the ticket website states.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.581198

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