Tokyo 2020

On your marks, get set, go!

The Tokyo Games are finally here. As the nation prepares to cheer on our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, keep an eye on this page for exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes insights and details of how you, National Lottery players, have helped support our athletes.

When you play a little, you help our athletes a lot.

Win a pair of ICONIC tickets

We're celebrating your support of Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes by bringing together the best of British sport and some of the biggest music artists including Anne-Marie, Bastille and Rag‘n’Bone Man. It’s all to say thanks to players for the funding you raise every time you play The National Lottery. For your chance to attend these star-studded events, use a National Lottery ticket (from any game) to enter our ballot. (Ts&Cs apply).

Did you know...?

At the 1996 Olympic Games, Great Britain and Northern Ireland finished 36th in the medal table with one gold medal. Then in 1997, National Lottery funding for elite sport began. Since then, we have won 864 Olympic and Paralympic medals and in the last Games in Rio in 2016 we finished in 2nd place. All this is made possible by you, National Lottery players. When you play a little, you help our athletes a lot.

Meet our Athletes: Katherine Grainger

The Tokyo Summer Olympics will be different to any previous Games, but Dame Katherine Grainger, gold medal-winning Olympic rower and Chair of UK Sport, is convinced the event will be a celebration of international sport and a much needed “beacon of hope”.

Watch our smashing new Tokyo Games TV ad

We all want to support our athletes, but letting discus thrower Dan Greaves toss your crockery or taking on tennis ace Jordanne Whiley with a frying pan, may not be the way to do it! Check out our new TV ad that sees the funny side of the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic obsession.

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