Tokyo 2020 To Add Another Ticket Lottery Due To High Demand
When Tokyo 2020 tickets went on sale last month, many Japan residents were unable to snag tickets to the Olympics event. Now, organizers are hoping to hold another ticket lottery next month to meet demand. The demand for the 2020 Olympics is high, with a reported 35 million people... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Ticket Requests Close After 7.5M Applicants
The first phase of ticketing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics closed earlier this week after 7.5 million Japan residents applied for the lottery drawing. The application period was reportedly extended by 12 hours due to high demand. According to the Associated Press, 7.5 million “ID registrations” were recorded, which... Read more
IOC Nominates Greek Official Despite Ties to London Ticketing Scam
Despite being linked to a black market ticket sales operation related to the 2012 London Olympics, Greek official Spyros Capralos has been nominated as a member by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to the Associated Press. IOC President Thomas Bach defended the selection of Capralos despite his ties... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Ticket Lottery Begins
Online lottery applications for tickets to the 56th Olympic Games hosted by Tokyo in summer 2020 have begun for Japan residents and will be accepted through May 28. People hoping to attend the games must register through the official ticketing site at Ticket.Tokyo2020.org, and each applicant will be able... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Foreign Tickets Will Go On Sale This Spring
Tokyo 2020 delegates revealed the ticketing timeline during the 38th Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly in Bangkok earlier this month, noting that tickets to the Olympics will be available in June. Japanese residents will be able to buy tickets between April 27 and May 6 during the country’s... Read more
Tokyo Panel Approves Bill To Ban Scalping Preceding 2020 Olympics
A bill has been approved in Japan that would ban ticket scalping at events leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. According to Japan Today, a lower house panel approved the bill and the legislation is expected to pass the House of Representatives this week before moving... Read more
Ticket Prices, Venues Announced For Tokyo Summer 2020 Olympics
The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced ticket prices for all of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Events, and announced the details of registering for tickets next year. For the 56th year, the Olympic Games will take place, and the Japanese capital will host the summer... Read more
Olympic Organizers Debate Ticket Price Cap, Claim ¥288,000 Isn’t Enough
The Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games proposed a price limit per ticket admission fees for the 2020 Summer Games yesterday, but couldn’t reach an agreement. This means that tickets could cost more than 288,000 yen ($2,600) each, depending on how things shake out down the road.... Read more
Paralympics Broke Ticket Records, But 25 Percent Didn’t Show
It was announced last week by The International Paralympic Committee that this year’s 2018 Winter Paralympic games broke previous sales records, but the IPC revealed yesterday that more than 25 percent of ticket holders didn’t show up. The number of tickets sold for sports competitions before Wednesday came out to... Read more
2018 Winter Paralympics Breaks Ticket Sales Record
The 12th Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, which runs through March 18 in South Korea, has officially set the event record for ticket sales, reaching 320,351 tickets sold. An outstanding achievement for the event, made all the more ironic by the woes the main event faced in its ticketing operation.... Read more