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2020 Summer Paralympics Tokyo, Japan

  • Synopsis: The 2020 Summer Paralympics, the 16th edition of the international multi-sports event, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020.

Definition: 2020 Paralympics

The 2020 Summer Paralympics will be the 16th edition of the international multi-sports event, scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020. Tokyo was announced as host of the games on 7 September 2013. Tokyo had last hosted the games in 1964 and will soon be the first city to host the Summer Paralympics twice.

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The 2020 Summer Paralympics will be the 16th edition of the international multi-sports event, scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020. Tokyo had last hosted the games in 1964 and will soon be the first city to host the Summer Paralympics twice.

The IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on 7 September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session at the Buenos Aires Hilton in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Three candidate cities, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo, bid for the Games and after a secret ballot, IOC members chose Tokyo as the host city for 2020.

22 events are scheduled to make up the 2020 Paralympics.

Cycling events will be split into two disciplines; road and track.

Team events of Goalball, Sitting Volleyball, and Wheelchair Basketball will have men's and women's events, Wheelchair Rugby will be a mixed event, while the football events are only open to male competitors.

In January 2014, it was announced that six new events had applied for inclusion in Paralympic program, where they would debut at the 2020 Games:

In addition to this, three extra disciplines in existing Paralympic events were also put forward for consideration:

The 2020 Paralympics will send a strong message of inclusion not just to Japan but to the rest of Asia building on previous successful Games in the continent.

The bid's "Discover Tomorrow" vision aims to put Tokyo's power for innovation and inspiration at the heart of the Games and in terms of the Paralympics this means further accessibility improvements and a strong focus on sport for a better and healthier city.

Venues for Paralympic Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Sports:
ArcheryDream Island Archery Field
AthleticsOlympic stadium
BadmintonYoyogi National Stadium
BocciaOlympic Gymnastic Centre
CanoeSea Forest Waterway
EquestrianBaji Koen
GoalballMakuhari Messe
JudoNippon Budokan
RowingSea Forest Waterway
ShootingAsaka Shooting Range
SwimmingOlympic Aquatics Centre
Table TennisTokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
TaekwondoMakuhari Messe
TriathlonOdaiba Marine Park
Sitting volleyballMakuhari Messe
Wheelchair basketballAriake Arena and Musashino Forest Sport Centre
Wheelchair fencingMakuhari Messe
Wheelchair rugbyYoyogi National Stadium
Wheelchair tennisAriake Tennis Park

Areas around Tokyo Olympic venues to be made more accessible to disabled people:

The land and transport ministry is planning to remove all barriers that might hamper people with disabilities on a total of 20 km of national roads around the venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other tourist facilities.

Part of the effort will be evening out sidewalk levels and installing Braille tiles.

Looking to promote barrier-free facilities in an integrated way, the ministry will set up a liaison team with the central government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and ward governments.

To date, the ministry has made roads under its management more accessible in areas around railway stations, government agencies and welfare facilities, but people with disabilities still face difficulties in many locations.

The ministry also intends to support such improvements for roads operated by the metropolitan and other local governments.




Latest 2020 - Summer Publications

  1. Promoting Inclusion and Participation in Asia For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
    NFPSC to invest EUR 800,000 into raising awareness and understanding of the Paralympic Movement, and training people within Para sport organisations across Asia over the next four years.
  2. Improving Accessibility for People with Disabilities - Paralympic Preparations Japan
    Japan to improve accessibility for people with disabilities as part of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Olympic preparations.
  3. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: Para-badminton Now Included
    Para-badminton will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after the first 16 sports to be accepted were confirmed.
  4. 16 Sports Approved to be Included in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - IPC
    IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
  5. IPC to Discuss Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Program
    IPC Governing Board will meet in Berlin, Germany, on 7 October to discuss sports to be included in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Full List of 2020 - Summer Documents (5 Items)




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