2020 Summer Paralympics

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XVI Paralympic Games
2020 Summer Paralympics Logo.svg
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Motto Discover Tomorrow
未来(あした)をつかもう ('Ashita o tsukamō')
Events
Opening ceremony August 25
Closing ceremony September 6
Paralympic Stadium New National Stadium
Summer:
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Winter:
PyeongChang 2018 2022  >

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.[1] Tokyo had last hosted the games in 1964 and will soon be the first city to host the Summer Paralympics twice.

Bids[edit]

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.[2] 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,

2020 Summer Olympics host city election[3]
City NOC name Round 1 Runoff Round 2
Tokyo  Japan 42 60
Istanbul  Turkey 26 49 36
Madrid  Spain 26 45

Events[edit]

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:

[4][5]

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.[6]

Venues[edit]

The venues for the Paralympic games as detailed on the Tokyo 2020 official website.[7]

Tokyo Bay, where a number of events will be held
Nippon Budokan, host of the Judo event
The International Broadcast and Main Press Centre

Heritage Zone[edit]

Tokyo Bay Zone[edit]

Venues Outside 10km Area[edit]

Other Venues[edit]

  • Harumi Futo Olympic Village
  • Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower - International Media and Broadcast Centre

Marketing[edit]

Emblem[edit]

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."[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics". Bangalorean. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Paralympics 2012: London to host 'first truly global Games'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "2020 Olympics Vote Total Box". Associated Press. Miami Herald. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ BBC.co.uk (2014-01-22). "Sports apply for 2020 Tokyo Paralympic inclusion". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  5. ^ insidethegames.biz (2014-01-22). "Six sports and three disciplines confirmed as bidding for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics inclusion". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  6. ^ Paralympic.org (2015-01-31). "IPC announces final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports program". Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  7. ^ tokyo2020.jp. "Games Plan >>> Paralympic Games". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Tokyo 2020 launches emblems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games". IPC. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tokyo 2020 unveils official emblem with five years to go". Olympic.org. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 

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