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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japan sets lottery for coveted Tokyo Olympics tickets

Application process begins May 9, with sales rate targeted above London's 97%

A Japanese fan attends the Rio Olympics in 2016. Residents of Japan will be able to enter the ticket lottery for the Tokyo games next month.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Those hoping to watch a tennis match featuring No. 1-ranked Naomi Osaka at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will likely face long odds in the upcoming ticket lottery.

The games' organizing committee announced Thursday that it will accept ticket applications from Japan residents from May 9 at 10 a.m. through May 28, with the results announced June 20.

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