The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that applications for participation in the second lottery for Tokyo 2020 Olympic ticket sales will be accepted from 13 to 26 November 2019. This is the last ticketing phase exclusively reserved for residents of Japan.
With a record 339 events in 33 sports, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will offer non-stop action for everyone. The Games will also feature events never seen before in the Olympics. It is a unique opportunity for the public to discover new sports and to see world-class athletes giving their very best performances.
Tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing events will be available for the first time. Due to a venue change, tickets for the marathon will not be on sale. Tickets for the triathlon, marathon swimming and equestrian eventing cross-country will also not be on sale in this round, as the competition schedule is still under consideration.
However, tickets are still available for every other Olympic event, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Ticket prices have been set to suit a wide range of budgets, allowing as many people as possible to attend events. Millions of tickets are available at affordable prices, starting with general tickets priced at JPY 2,500 and half of all tickets priced at JPY 8,000 or less. A symbolic ticket price of JPY 2,020 is offered to families and groups living in Japan whose members include children, senior citizens or individuals with impairments; this price will also be available as part of a schools programme targeting over one million students across Japan.
In this second lottery, applicants can select up to 18 tickets in total as their first choice, and up to 18 other tickets as their second choice.
Whether fans have applied or not in the previous lottery will have no impact on their chances of obtaining tickets this time. However, adding together the results of both lotteries, no individual will be able to purchase more than two tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, four tickets for sessions which include medal events and six tickets for all other sessions. Fans can go to the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website for the latest information on the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, details of the different categories of tickets and prices, seat maps, and ticket sales guidelines.
The lottery results will be announced on 18 December. Should someone not be successful in this second lottery, residents of Japan will still be able to purchase tickets during the last phase of ticket sales, which will start in the spring of 2020. This last phase will offer first-come, first-served sales on a global basis for a limited number of tickets for events that still have availability. Details will be announced at a later date.
Applications from residents of Japan can be made only on the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website. Pre-registration via the Tokyo 2020 ID portal is necessary to enter the lottery; this can be done here. Tickets may be purchased only via authorised channels, and Tokyo 2020 urges all prospective ticket purchasers to be aware of unauthorised or potentially fraudulent ticket offerings.
People living outside Japan are able to purchase tickets through Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs). ATRs are official sales channels outside Japan appointed by the National Olympic Committees and approved by Tokyo 2020, and have the exclusive right to sell Games tickets in certain countries and regions.
Overseas residents will be able to purchase tickets via the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website from the spring of 2020.