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
Tokyo Organizers To Open Second-Chance Ticket Lottery Next Week
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
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
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
Japanese Lawmakers Plan To Submit Bill Against Ticket Resale
Preceding the 2020 Olympics, a suprapartisan group of Japanese lawmakers plan to submit a bill to parliament against ticket resale, JiJi Press reports. Currently, Japan does not have any law in place banning the resale of tickets, since the country already has their own ordinances in place against ticket... 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