Monday, April 18, 2011

Soccer Lotto Operator to give Y3.6B in 2019 Rugby World Cup

In Tokyo, the National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health announced that it will be giving Y3.6 Billion towards operating costs of the 2019 Rugby World Cup which will be held in Japan.  This contribution will amount to 20 percent of their estimated operating cost of about Y18 Billion.

Soccer lotto tickets in japan, known as "Toto" is managed by the independent administrative agency and subsidizes international sports events that are held in Japan.  Many people buy japanese lottery tickets, and soccer lottery tickets are quite popular.

Sec. Gen. Tatsuzo Yabe of Japan Rugby Football Association said in an interview, "We feel we are getting support from everyone to make the World Cup in Japan a success."




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