The 2020 Summer Olympics is an upcoming international multisports event. This year it is taking place in Tokyo from the 24th of July until the 9th of August followed by the 2020 Summer Paralympics starting from August 25th to 6th of September. This will be the second time when Japan is hosting the summer Olympic Games.
The Olympic venues will be divided into – Heritage venue hosting 9 sports, Tokyo Bay zone for 15 sports, outlying venue for 16 sports as well as football venues. The ticket prices will range from 12,000 yen ($110) to 130,000 yen ($1180), tickets will be sold in shops as well as online or by the chosen travel agency.
Olympic schedule: key dates
The opening ceremony for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games is set to be on the 24th of July at the Tokyo Olympic stadium. Even though the opening ceremony is on the 24th of July some of the sports competitions are going to start a few days earlier. As this year the Olympic Games will feature 5 new sports, we recommend following your TV screens closely. From 29th July to 6th of August for the baseball competition; softball competition from 22nd to 28th of July; skateboarding 26th and 27th July; karate 6th to 8th of August. Do not miss climbing and surfing as well. One of the most adrenaline-packed days is set to be the 8th of August this is when most of the sports events will take place. For those who have missed some of the competitions and haven’t had a chance to follow the games completely, do not miss out on watching the medal ceremony also known as “Super Sunday” followed by the Golden Sunday.
The closing ceremony will be held on Sunday the 9th of August at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium visitors will witness colorful performances, flag hoisting, speeches and finally the handover of the Olympic flag.
Venue Plan in Tokyo
During the 2020 Summer Olympic Games city of Tokyo will be divided into two zones: Heritage and Tokyo bay zone. The Heritage zone includes some of the venues used for the 1964 Olympic Games while the Tokyo bay zone is more modern and vibrant. The city of Tokyo will have a total of 42 venues as well as the Olympic village and Tokyo exhibition Centre.
Five of the venues will be dedicated to Football, two venues for the newly added baseball and softball, four venues for cycling, Olympic Stadium will be hosting the opening and closing ceremonies as well as competitions of athletics and football. Water sports such as sailing will take place at Enoshima Yacht Harbour, Surfing at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, Water Polo at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre, Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre as well as Odaiba Marine Park. This year the hockey competition will be hosted at Oi Hockey Stadium, Gymnastics at Ariake Gymnastics Centre and Volleyball at Shiokaze Park. Other venues include Kasumigaseki Country Club (Golf competition), Izu MTB Course (cycling), Asaka Shooting Range (shooting), Makuhari Messe Hall B (fencing), Makuhari Messe Hall A (taekwondo and wrestling), Yumenoshima Park Archery Field (archery) and Ariake Tennis Park for tennis competition.
This year’s Summer Olympic Games will feature a total of 33 sports along with the 5 new and exciting sports competitions. Here is the complete list of all the featured sports competitions:
Aquatics: Artistic swimming, Diving, Swimming and Water polo.
Basketball: 3×3 basketball, Basketball.
Baseball: Baseball, Softball.
Canoeing: Slalom, Sprint.
Cycling: BMX freestyle, BMX racing, Mountain biking, Road and Track cycling.
Equestrian: Dressage, Eventing and Jumping.
Gymnastics: Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline.
Karate: Kata and Kumite.
Volleyball: Volleyball and Beach volleyball
Wrestling: Freestyle and Greco-Roman.
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Handball, Judo, Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Sport climbing, Surfing, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon and Weightlifting.
This year’s Summer Paralympics that will take place from August 25th to September 6th and will feature the following sports:
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Football 5-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Paracanoe, Paratriathlon, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Wheelchair basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair rugby, and Wheelchair tennis.
The Summer Paralympics will also be adding new sports: badminton and taekwondo.
How to buy Olympic tickets?
When it comes to purchasing tickets to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games there are many aspects to be considered. We have prepared some vital information to guide you through the process to avoid obtaining your tickets through fraudulent sites as well as overpaying by choosing the wrong vendor. Getting your tickets through the wrong source can result in the ticket being invalid or in worst-case scenarios, your personal data may be used for fraudulent activities.
The first step to be considered while purchasing your tickets is to choose the correct source. We recommend going to the official sources such as Official Ticket websites, Ticket Boxes as well as authorized ticket sellers. Please, bear in mind that only Japanese citizens are able to purchase their tickets through the official 2020 Summer Olympic ticket Website, foreign visitors must obtain their tickets through the authorized ticket vendors in their home country.
Once you have chosen the vendor you will need to register your personal data as well as verify your phone number in order to obtain your Tokyo 2020 ID which will allow you to purchase your tickets. Once you have a confirmed ID you can use it to log into the official seller website and purchase your tickets. One applicant can only purchase a maximum of 2 tickets for the Opening and Closing ceremonies, 4 tickets for the Medal sessions and a maximum of 6 tickets for the rest of the sessions.
The next step is to choose the type of ticket you want to get. The tickets can be purchased for the opening and closing ceremonies, specific sports events or you can get a package deal. On the official ticketing websites, you can search the tickets by the types of sports events, dates and availability, this might help you save time. We recommend planning your trip as well as purchasing your tickets well in advance as the tickets are quickly selling out.