Tokyo Olympics organisers launch refunds for tickets bought in Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo Olympics organisers offered refunds for tickets bought in Japan yesterday, and promised more reimbursements if events are cancelled or fewer seats are available because of coronavirus problems at next year’s postponed Games.

The announcement comes after International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach warned that full stadiums “may not be possible” at the Games, which are scheduled to start a year late in July 2021.

Domestic fans who bought tickets can apply for a refund from November 10-30, or December 1-21 for the Paralympics, the Tokyo organising committee said.

Those who bought tickets elsewhere in the world will have to seek refunds from their retailer, it added.