09 May 2019
The Tokyo Organising Committee today launched the lottery for the first phase of ticket sales for residents of Japan, marking the best opportunity to apply for the tickets to the world’s greatest sporting event. People living outside Japan will be able to purchase tickets through Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs).
What if I live outside Japan?
Ready to get your tickets? From 9 May 2019, ATRs can conduct promotional activities in their assigned territories and engage in Olympic ticket promotion prior to the launch of actual ticket sales, so be on the lookout. ATRs can then commence their ticket sales from 15 June 2019, though the sales launch date in each territory may vary depending on each ATR’s sales plans and schedules. To learn more about the ticket sales schedule, you can find your respective ATR here. As ever, fans are being reminded to take great care to purchase tickets only from official authorised sources.
Something for everyone
With a record 339 events in 33 sports, Tokyo 2020 will offer non-stop action for everyone. From new sports such as karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing, to traditional sports that have featured at every Olympic Games, the competition schedule offers explosive action that you won’t want to miss.
Take the whole family
Ticket prices have also been set to suit a wide range of budgets, allowing as many people as possible to attend Olympic events. Millions of tickets will be available at affordable prices, with half of all tickets priced at JPY 8,000 or less.
What to do if I live in Japan?
Start by heading to the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website. It contains the latest information on the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, details of the different categories of tickets, their prices and seat maps, as well as ticket sales guidelines. Just remember that applications can be made online only via the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website, and pre-registration is necessary. Do that here: https://id.tokyo2020.org/.
This initial stage of ticket sales will continue until 28 May, with results announced on 20 June. If you aren’t lucky come June, don’t worry. You will still be able to request tickets during the first-come, first-served phase, which will commence in autumn 2019. A further phase of ticket sales will also start in the spring of 2020, offering first-come, first-served sales on a global basis. Check back later for details.
On your marks, get set, go request your tickets for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020!