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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2017-02-23 - 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 Scheduled For 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:

  • Amputee Football
  • Basketball - Intellectual Impairment
  • Electric Wheelchair Hockey
  • Para-badminton
  • Para-taekwondo
  • Powerchair Football

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

  • Sailing - Visually impaired Match racing
  • Sailing - One person multi-hull
  • Wheelchair Basketball 3x3

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:
Archery Dream Island Archery Field
Athletics Olympic stadium
Badminton Yoyogi National Stadium
Boccia Olympic Gymnastic Centre
Canoe Sea Forest Waterway
Equestrian Baji Koen
Goalball Makuhari Messe
Judo Nippon Budokan
Rowing Sea Forest Waterway
Shooting Asaka Shooting Range
Swimming Olympic Aquatics Centre
Table Tennis Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Taekwondo Makuhari Messe
Triathlon Odaiba Marine Park
Sitting volleyball Makuhari Messe
Wheelchair basketball Ariake Arena and Musashino Forest Sport Centre
Wheelchair fencing Makuhari Messe
Wheelchair rugby Yoyogi National Stadium
Wheelchair tennis Ariake Tennis Park

Areas around Tokyo Olympic Venues to be Made Accessible

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. Japan's Adoption of Universal Design Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
  2. Promoting Inclusion and Participation in Asia For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
  3. Improving Accessibility for People with Disabilities - Paralympic Preparations Japan
  4. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: Para-badminton Now Included
  5. 16 Sports Approved to be Included in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - IPC


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