2020 Summer Paralympics
|Host city||Tokyo, Japan|
|Motto||Discover Tomorrow (
|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). the sixteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 25 August to 6 September 2020. This will mark the second time Tokyo has hosted the Paralympics, as they were first hosted there in 1964 alongside the 1964 Summer Olympics.
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 must also 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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Ahead of the 2016 Summer Paralympics closing ceremony, Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike advocated for Tokyo to improve its accessibility as a legacy project for the Games. She cited narrow roadways with no sidewalks, and buildings constructed with narrow doorways and low ceilings as challenges that needed to be overcome in time for the Olympics and Paralympics. In particular, she called for power lines to be moved from utility poles to underground to facilitate the widening of roads.
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 continue as men's and women's events, Wheelchair Rugby continues a mixed event, while the 5-a-side-football event will only be open to male competitors.
In January 2014, the IPC began accepting bids for new sports to be added to the Paralympic programme; these included amputee football, badminton, 3-on-3 basketball for athletes with intellectual disability, electric wheelchair hockey, powerchair football, and taekwondo. New disciplines were also proposed in existing events, including visually impaired Match racing and one-person multi-hull in sailing, and 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball.
On 31 January 2015, the IPC officially announced the 22 sports that will be contested in Tokyo, and that badminton and taekwondo would make their Paralympic debut at these Games. At the same time, 7-a-side football and sailing were dropped; the IPC dropped the sports because they had an insufficient international reach.
The venues for the Paralympic games as detailed on the Tokyo 2020 official website.
- Olympic Stadium - Athletics, Ceremonies
- Nippon Budokan - Judo
- Tokyo Equestrian Park - Equestrian
- Tokyo International Forum – Powerlifting
- Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium - Table Tennis
- Yoyogi National Stadium - Badminton, Wheelchair Rugby
Tokyo Bay Zone
- Aomi Urban Sports Venue - Football 5-a-side
- Ariake Arena - Wheelchair Basketball (final)
- Ariake Tennis Park - Wheelchair Tennis
- Dream Island Archery Park - Archery
- Makuhari Messe - Goalball, Sitting Volleyball, Taekwondo, Wheelchair Fencing
- Odaiba Marine Park - Paratriathlon
- Olympic Aquatics Centre - Swimming
- Olympic Gymnastics Centre - Boccia
- Sea Forest Waterway - Rowing, Paracanoe
Venues Outside 10km Area
- Musashino Forest Sport Centre - Wheelchair Basketball
- Asaka Shooting Range - Shooting
- Izu Velodrome – Track Cycling
- Harumi Futo Paralympic Village
- Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower - International Media and Broadcast Centre
The initial emblems of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled on 24 July 2015. The Paralympic emblem was an inverted variation of the Olympics version, 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 represented a beating heart, the flag of Japan, and an inclusive world in which everyone accepts each other." The emblems were pulled on 1 September 2015 after it was found that the Olympics design had plagiarized the logo of a Belgian theatre. Following an open competition, the final emblem was unveiled on 25 April 2016. It features a laurel wreath-like shape filled with an indigo-colored checkerboard pattern. The design is meant to "express a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan".
- "国際スローガン "Discover Tomorrow" 並びにルックプログラムを発表｜東京オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会組織委員会9".
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