According to Kyodo News on October 24, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee plans to accept applications for ticket refunds for Tokyo Olympic Games-related events starting in November, and refunds for the Tokyo Paralympics are expected to start in December. According to relevant sources, the Japanese government and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will make a cautious judgment based on the analysis of the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the adoption of anti-epidemic measures as to whether spectators can enter the venue according to the planned number of people. A general judgment may be made next spring. .
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee previously sold about 4.48 million Olympic tickets and 970,000 Paralympic tickets through its official website. Tickets sold are still valid in principle after the extension is decided, but refunds are accepted in consideration of purchasers who cannot watch the game due to the extension.
On March 24, the International Olympic Committee announced that in view of the sharp increase in the number of patients infected with new coronary pneumonia, the International Olympic Committee needs to take measures under different conditions. After discussing with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, it is completed Assessing the impact of the epidemic on the Olympics, it was decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the summer of 2021. After the postponement, the name of the Olympics will remain “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games”.