Next year's most anticipated sporting event is approaching quickly and fans will very soon have another opportunity to obtain tickets to see the world's best athletes perform in the planet's greatest sporting festival.
Starting 13 November to 26 November, if you live in Japan, you can apply for the second lottery Olympic Games Tickets for a chance to watch your favourite athletes compete for Olympic glory. The lottery results will be announced on 18 December.
This is the last ticketing phase exclusively reserved for residents of Japan. Considering the unprecedented demand, this is another chance to get Tokyo 2020 tickets and to be part of what will be the biggest and the most exciting Olympic Games ever.
With a record 339 events in 33 sports, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will offer non-stop action for everyone that you won't want to miss. Go to Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website to check the latest information on the event line-up for each session, details of the different categories of tickets, prices and seat maps, as well as ticket sales guidelines.
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; as well as tickets for the triathlon, marathon swimming and equestrian eventing cross-country events as the competition schedule is still under consideration.
Tickets are still available for every other Olympic event as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies – although availability varies.
Something for everyone
Ticket prices have been set to suit a wide range of budgets, allowing as many people as possible to attend events. Millions of tickets will be 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 resident in Japan whose members include children, senior citizens or individuals with impairments; this price will also be available in conjunction with a school programme targeting over one million students across Japan.
How to buy tickets
Ready to get your tickets? If you are a resident of Japan, head to the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website to get more information. Pre-registration via the TOKYO 2020 ID portal is necessary to enter the lottery. Tickets may only be purchased via authorised channels, and Tokyo 2020 urges all prospective ticket purchasers to be aware of unauthorised or potentially fraudulent ticket offerings.
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.
Should they not be successful in this second lottery, residents of Japan will still be able to request 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 are not already sold out. Details will be announced at a later date.
People living outside of Japan are able to purchase tickets through Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs). ATRs are official sales channels outside of Japan appointed by the National Olympic Committees of the individual countries and regions and approved by Tokyo 2020 and have the exclusive right to sell Games tickets in agreed countries and regions.
You can learn more about the ticket sales schedule in each country here:
Overseas residents will be able to purchase tickets via the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website from the spring of 2020.
On your marks, get set, go request your tickets for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020!