Tokyo Olympics organizers start accepting ticket refund applications

Fans living in Japan who bought tickets for the postponed Tokyo Olympics can start applying online for refunds from November 10. 

Ticket holders can apply for Olympics refunds until November 30, while the Paralympics refund application opens on December 1 and lasts through December 21. The organizers say there has been no noticeable congestion or trouble on their website so far.  

According to the refund policy, only tickets purchased on the official website can be accepted, while it does not apply to fans who have purchased tickets outside Japan through so-called Authorized Ticket Resellers appointed by national Olympic committees. Many have already set terms for refunds, which vary by nation or territory. 

Screenshot from the official website of ticket refund page

Screenshot from the official website of ticket refund page

The refunds will be issued late December for Olympics tickets and mid-January next year for the Paralympics. 

The Tokyo organizing committee has sold 4.48 million tickets for the Olympics, and 970,000 tickets for the Paralympics.  

All those tickets will remain valid for rescheduled sessions at the delayed Games in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

(With input from agencies)