Over 1m Tokyo 2020 tickets on sale in final domestic lottery

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 24: (L-R) Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori of Japan, International Olympic Commitee president Thomas Bach and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee has announced its second, and last, lottery to sell tickets to Japanese residents, amid reports of high demand.

The lottery will begin on November 13 and will involve the sale of more than 1 million tickets by the time it concludes on December 18. So far, 3.57m tickets have been awarded to local residents via lottery. Local media reports say that demand for tickets has exceeded supply by a factor of 10, and there have been complaints about scarcity.

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