Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday launched a portal detailing prices and timings for Olympic events , as they prepare to throw open ticket applications via lottery for Japanese residents .
The new website lists prices for the record 339 events in 33 sports — ranging from the cheapest general tickets at 2 , 500 yen ($ 22 ) to an eye -watering 300 , 000 yen for the best seats at the opening ceremony .
Those lucky enough to score the best seats for the showcase men ’ s 100 – metre final will pay 130 , 000 yen.
But half of all tickets will be priced at 8 , 000 yen or less , organisers stressed and special tickets priced at 2 , 020 yen are available for families resident in Japan with children , senior citizens or people with impairments .
However , the website is currently for planning purposes only as the ticket lottery for Japanese residents runs from May 9 to 28 .
Overseas fans will be able to snap up tickets from June 15 via special “ Authorised Ticket Resellers ” in each country.
They can however access the website in English from Thursday at https:/ /ticket . tokyo 2020 . org/ ?culture = en – us .
Organisers were not able to give a precise number of tickets available as various stadium configurations are still being finalised with just less than 500 days to go until the opening ceremony .
But they said it would be roughly the same as the 7 . 8 million tickets they estimated when bidding for the right to host the Games.
Of these tickets , an estimated 70- 80 percent would be allotted to Japanese residents with the rest going to overseas fans.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will run from July 24 to August 9 . Tickets for the Paralympics will become available this summer .