Tokyo 2020 offers refunds on marathon tickets

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The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are offering full or partial refunds on tickets for the marathon and race walking events, after they were relocated to Sapporo due to concerns over the summer heat in Tokyo.

Organisers said that, while refunds for the men’s marathon tickets, which were sold individually, would be simple, refunds for the women’s marathon would be more complex, as they had been sold in bundles with entry to other events. Those who bought ticket bundles including the women’s marathon can opt for a full refund or a partial refund covering the portion of the price deemed equivalent to entry for the marathon.

All marathon and race walk events will be held on four consecutive days, from August 6 to 9. The women’s marathon was initially scheduled for August 2. The men’s marathon will remain on the final day of the Games, as per tradition and as originally scheduled.