2020 Summer Paralympics
|Host city||Tokyo, Japan|
未来(あした)をつかもう ('Ashita o tsukamō')
|Opening ceremony||August 25|
|Closing ceremony||September 6|
|Paralympic Stadium||New National Stadium|
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The 2020 Summer Paralympics (第十六回パラリンピック競技大会 Dai Jūroku-kai Pararinpikku Kyōgi Taikai), 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.
As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, the winner of the bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics was also to host the 2020 Summer Paralympics. After the second round of voting, which followed a tie-breaker, the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were awarded to Tokyo at the 125th IOC Session,
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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 event will only be 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 IPC announced the full program for 2020 on January 31, 2015, Badminton and Taekwondo will be contested for the first time, Sailing and 7-a-side Football were dropped from the games.
The venues for the Paralympic games as detailed on the Tokyo 2020 official website.
- Olympic Stadium - Athletics, Ceremonies
- Nippon Budokan - Judo
- Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium - Table Tennis
- Yoyogi National Stadium - Wheelchair Rugby
Tokyo Bay Zone
- Ariake Arena - Sitting Volleyball
- Ariake Tennis Park - Wheelchair Tennis
- Dream Island Archery Park - Archery
- Dream Island Stadium - Equestrian
- Odaiba Marine Park - Road Cycling, Paratriathlon
- Olympic Aquatics Centre - Swimming
- Olympic Gymnastics Centre - Goalball
- Olympic Velodrome - Cycling
- Sea Forest Waterway - Rowing, Paracanoe
- Seaside Park Stadium - Football Five-a-Side
- Tokyo Big Sight - Boccia, Powerlifting
- Youth Plaza - Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing
Venues Outside 10km Area
- Asaka Shooting Range - Shooting
- Harumi Futo Olympic Village
- Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower - International Media and Broadcast Centre
The official emblems of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled on 24 July 2015. The Paralympic emblem is an inverted variation of the Olympics' logo, with the outer columns colored black instead of the centre, making it resemble an equals sign (as opposed to the Olympic emblem, where the centre column was black to form a "T"). A red circle in the top-right corner represents a beating heart, the flag of Japan, and an "inclusive world in which everyone accepts each other."
It was announced on September 1, 2015 that the Paralympics emblem, along with the emblem of the 2020 Summer Olympics, were scrapped over plagiarism allegations. It was revealed that the designer of the emblems, Kenjiro Sano, had taken images from online and used them without permission. It was previously reported that the logos bore a similar resemblance to the one designed by Olivier Debie for the Théâtre de Liège.
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