With the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games having been postponed to next year, the organizing committee has said it will issue ticket refunds for those spectators unable to attend the international sporting competition due to the delay.
Approximately 4.48 million tickets for the Olympics and roughly 970,000 tickets for the Paralympics have been sold to date through the official ticketing website. The tickets are valid for the Games now slated to start on July 23, 2021, however, consideration will be given to those ticket holders who can no longer attend due to the unexpected and unprecedented delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Below is the verbiage as it appears on the official Tokyo 2020 website:
- In principle, Games tickets that are already purchased will be valid for a new date.
- Tickets will be refunded if you will not be able to visit the venue on a new date and wish to receive a refund.
- In the event that your place cannot be secured for a new date due to the change in schedule and/or venue, your tickets will be refunded.
- Previously, we planned to deliver the Games tickets from June, but we have decided to suspend delivery for now.
Of note, however, is that tickets that have been purchased through Authorized Ticket Resellers (ATRs) of respective territories will be handled in line with the ATR’s terms and conditions of sale of those tickets. Tokyo 2020 is currently working to confirm updates and changes related to the ticketing program.