I currently live in Yokohama Japan and the ticket lottery window for the 2020 games just opened today for Japanese residents. The process seemed a bit extensive including registering and account, getting an Olympic ID, going back and forth selecting and adding every session you want individually into your cart one at a time, and verifying your phone number by calling another number that doesn't even respond with an automatic message, but just simply hangs up, leaving you confused if your phone actually verified or if you have to start the process over.

After over 3 hours of lag, I was able to get all sessions I wanted into the lottery, but just curious if there were similar processes for past Olympics as this is my first Summer. I did attend Pyeongchang 2018 last year, but it was different and much easier as I realize its Winter Olympics.