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6. Ticket prices set for 2020 Tokyo Games

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have announced ticket prices for most events. The highest price announced on Friday is 300,000 yen, or about 2,700 dollars, for the opening ceremony.

For those with smaller budgets, tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies start at about 107 dollars.

The most expensive ticket for the actual games is about 1,160 dollars for track and field, most likely the final of the men's 100-meter sprint.

The lowest-priced are around 22 dollars for 8 sports including soccer, rugby sevens and softball.

Special tickets going for the Olympic-year-themed price of 2,020 yen, or about 18 dollars, will be available for schools and other groups that include children, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Ticket prices for surfing have yet to be announced as details of the competition are undecided.

The organizing committee says more than half of the tickets will cost no more than 8,000 yen, or about 71 dollars, as it wants many young people to watch the events.

Sales are due to start in early 2019 through an official website.

Buyers will be required to register their names and other personal information, to prevent scalpers from purchasing tickets in bulk and reselling them for profit.
The organizers plan to introduce an official resale platform for people who want to give up their tickets.