Beijing 2022 Olympics to Limit Spectators to Residents of Mainland China
Spectators for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic games will be limited to those who reside in China’s mainland, making the games a second straight that will have dramatically altered plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was conveyed by Beijing 2022 organizers at an International Olympic Committee... Read more
Tokyo Olympics Ticket Buyers Sue for Full Refunds After Lockout
U.S. consumers who purchased tickets to see the Tokyo Olympics are seeking full refunds for their purchases, but the exclusive ticketing vendor is fighting to keep its “service fees” despite no fans being allowed. CoSport, which was the lone outlet for authorized ticket purchase in the U.S. market, called... Read more
Paid Spectators a Necessity for Beijing 2022 Olympics, Per IOC
With the Tokyo Olympics set to kick off, the International Olympic Committee is sounding the alarm for its next major event, the Beijing winter Olympics in 2022. The decision to not allow spectators – first from across the globe, and then from within Japan itself – due to coronavirus... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Reverse Course, Ban Spectators Entirely
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place in 2021, but fans will no longer be a part of the atmosphere. Organizers announced the decision Thursday after local officials extended the state of emergency in the region through August 22, which will span the entirety of the Olympic schedule... Read more
On Location Wins Olympic Hospitality Exclusive Through 2028 Games
On Location Experiences has been named the exclusive ‘global hospitality provider’ for all summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2028. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement on Wednesday, giving the U.S.-based company exclusive rights to the games beginning in 2024. The awarding of the deal to... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizers Reveal Official Rescheduled Dates
Last week, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games became the largest sporting event to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, organizers revealed rescheduled dates in 2021. The games will officially kick-off on July 23 and run through August 8, 2021. The Paralympics will follow on August... Read more
2020 Olympics Latest High-Scale Event To Be Postponed Due To Virus
Update: (as of March 24, 2020) According to Olympic.org, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, as well as Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, joined a conference call this morning to discuss the 2020 Olympic Games.  In a statement, the committee said that the COVID-19... Read more
Special Olympics New York Will Return With Statewide Games This Fall
After a five-year absence, the Special Olympics will return to Glens Falls, New York this fall. This morning, Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman and City of Glens Falls Mayor Daniel Hall revealed the news at Glens Falls City Hall. The games will take place on... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympics May Be Hottest-Selling Tickets Of The Year In The U.S.
Ticket sellers are predicting that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games may be the toughest Olympic ticket to score in decades, especially in U.S. markets. When tickets went on sale in June, July, and October last year in the U.S. via CoSport, tickets sold out within about three hours of... Read more
More Than 8 Million Japan Residents Register For 2020 Olympic Tickets
The demand for tickets to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo is high, as more than eight million residents in Japan have registered to buy tickets, the organizing committee revealed this week. In order to buy tickets, Japanese residents must register for a “Tokyo 2020 ID.” Already,... Read more