Tickets holders of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games are anxiously waiting for word on the event’s status amid coronavirus concerns as reports surface that refunds may not be granted.
The Tokyo 2020 ticketing policy states that organisers would not be held responsible if the Olympics are cancelled due to a number of “force majeure” incidents ranging from natural disasters, war and “states of emergency connected to public health.”
Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday, citing details of the Olympic organizing committee and the ticket contract, noting that tickets would not be refunded if the Games were cancelled.
The Asahi Shimbun also said that if the Olympic Games can not be held due to disaster, war, and “public health-related emergencies” and other impossible force factors, the organizers will not be held responsible.
Japan has sold 4.48 million tickets for the Olympics (not including the Paralympics) to residents of Japan after receiving 80 million requests for tickets from 8.2 million people. That leaves a lot of disappointed fans, taxpayers and voters.
The Organisers however, continue to maintain that the July 24 to August 9 Games will go ahead as scheduled despite the rapid spread of the coronavirus bringing the sports world to a halt.
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