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
Thousands of Tokyo 2020 Tickets Purchased With Fake IDs Voided
Tokyo 2020 organizers said they voided 6,900 Olympics tickets that were purchased with fraudulent identities online through the lottery earlier this year, totalling $1.6 million. “Tokyo 2020 understands that there have been large-scale purchases following the first wave of the Olympic ticket lottery applications from a large number of... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Ticket Lottery Begins In Japan
Tokyo 2020 organizers have officially launched the ticket lottery for next year’s Paralympic Games. The online ticket lottery began at 1:30 a.m. this morning and will run through 11:59 a.m. on September 9. Applications can be submitted through the official ticket sales website, and those chosen will be notified... Read more
Those who were unable to score tickets during the first ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can try again during the “second-chance” draw next week. The local organizing committee announced on Tuesday that fans can register for the new lottery on August 8. It will be open... Read more
IOC Sponsor Alibaba to Run Ticketing for 2022 Beijing Games
The e-commerce giant Alibaba will be the official ticketing and services provider for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee revealed this week. Through the agreement, Alibaba will provide a fully-digital ticket program, allowing fans to both purchase and redistribute tickets securely using its data-driven analytics... Read more
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
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