Ticket prices unveiled for Tokyo 2020
Tokyo Olympic organisers on Friday unveiled ticket prices for the 2020 Games ranging from 2020 yen ($18) up to $2,760, largely in line with prices at the London Olympics in 2012.
While fluctuating exchange rates make comparisons with previous Olympic ticket prices complicated, the Tokyo prices are roughly in line with those for the London Olympics, but more expensive than in Rio in 2016.
There, the best seats at the opening ceremony cost 4,600 reais or $1,200 at today's exchange rate.
In London, the top category opening ceremony tickets cost �2012 or $2,616 at today's exchange rate.
But fans of the marathon, softball, hockey and other events will be able to score tickets starting from just 2,500 yen.
The organisers said in a press release that they created 2,020 yen tickets for groups, so that "families and groups with children, older people and handicapped people can come to the events" together.
Timing for ticket sales overseas will vary depending on countries.
According to local media, the Tokyo 2020 committee is hoping to sell 7.8 million tickets, bringing in 77.3 billion yen.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
- Dollar hovers near one-week high against yen on strong US jobs data
- Dollar firms against yen following strong US jobs, manufacturing data
- Polish beef prices started to fall over meat fiasco
- FOREX-Dollar rises broadly, tops 110 yen as risk appetite rebounds
- App launched to book wedding venue in Lutyen's Delhi