Only one in five 17-to 19-year-olds in Japan have applied for tickets to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, while less than one in ten are trying to be helpers, according to a new survey. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Olympic Tickets online to enjoy the stunning performances.

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Japanese Teenagers Looking Forward to Tokyo 2020 But Less Than One in Five Applied For Tickets

The data from Japanese news agency Nippon discovered that of those who filled in the online survey between late May to early June, around 70% of respondents in the age range are looking forward to either or both the Olympics and Paralympics.

Designated as they were not alive at the time of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano – the last Olympic event held in Japan – 39.5 %  said they were looking forward specifically to the Olympics, 1.3% to the Paralympics, and 27.7% to both.

Specific reasons mentioned for included: “I want to actually attend an event because it will probably be the only Olympics hosted in my country during my lifetime, it’s a chance to see athletes my age competing, I’m looking forward to seeing how much enthusiasm is generated in Japan from hosting the event. “

However, among those surveyed, only 19.9%  admitted they had actually applied for the chance to purchase tickets or had family apply on their behalf, and just 8% have applied to be an Olympic volunteer.

Reasons for not applying for tickets or to be a volunteer included “high temperatures” which was quoted by 30.4%. The Nippon found that 24.1% mentioned a fear of “terrorism”, and while 20.3% blamed the prospect of “traffic congestion”.

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Japanese Teenagers Looking Forward to Tokyo 2020 But Less Than One in Five Applied For Tickets

Those who took the survey were also asked which sports and events they were most excited for – swimming was the most expected Olympic sport, followed by an interest in the Opening Ceremony, with athletics third.

Baseball and softball, which returns to the Olympic program for 2020 for the first time since Beijing 2008, was fourth, however, judo and wrestling – traditionally strong medal events for Japan – did not make the top 10. Wheelchair basketball is the most expected Paralympic event, followed by the Opening Ceremony and wheelchair tennis. 

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