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Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said Friday that about 6,900 tickets sold in the first phase of a domestic lottery in May were bought with fake IDs.

Organizers revealed that some 30,000 of the official IDs required to make a ticket application were created with fake personal information, with 1,200 of those winning the rights to buy tickets for the games, which will take place next year from July 24 to Aug. 9.

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