Tokyo 2020

Japan launches Paralympic talent ID programme for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Japan's performance at London 2012 was their worst in the Paralympics for 40 years ©Getty ImagesA talent identification programme for Tokyo 2020 is to be launched next month by the Japanese Para-Sports Association.

2014 World Para-taekwondo Championships awarded to Moscow as Tokyo 2020 vote looms

By Duncan Mackay

The 5th World Para-taekwondo Championships will be held in Moscow in June, it has been announced ©WTFMarch 20 - Moscow will host the 5th World Para-Taekwondo Championships, an event that will have extra significance because it will be the main opportunity to showcase the sport as it bids to join the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020.

Badminton must "harness momentum" to achieve Tokyo 2020 Paralympic inclusion says BWF President

By Gary Anderson

March 10 - BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer has wlecomed badminton's  move closer to inclusion on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme ©Getty Images After being shortlisted for inclusion on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme last week, Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Høyer has urged everyone involved in the sport to "harness the momentum" generated by the decision which moves the prospect of badminton's debut in the Games closer.

Badminton and Para-taekwondo shortlisted in race to join Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

By Zjan Shirinian

Six sports and three disciplines have been vying for a spot on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 6 - Badminton and Para-taekwondo have been shortlisted in the race to be added to the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

WTF President calls for more work to be done to develop Para-taekwondo in bid for 2020 inclusion

By Nick Butler

President Choue has outlined the steps being taken to raise the profile of Para-taekwondo as it bids for 2020 inclusion ©WTFMarch 5 - World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue has outlined plans to further develop Para-taekwondo as the process continues to decide whether the sport will be included at Tokyo 2020.

Research project brings taekwondo classification code closer as drive for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics gathers pace

By Gary Anderson

February 20 - The World Taekwondo Federation has completed a Para-taekwondo classification project in Russia ©WTFAs part of its bid for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has carried out a four-day research project in Russia aimed at establishing a classification system for the sport.

Six sports and three disciplines confirmed as bidding for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics inclusion

By Nick Butler

Six sports and three disciplines will aim to be added to the programme for Tokyo 2020, the IPC has confirmed ©Getty ImagesJanuary 22 - Adapted versions of badminton, taekwondo and hockey are among the six sports battling for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, it was announced today.

IPC "impressed" following Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Orientation Seminar

By Emily Goddard

The IPC has completed a Paralympic Orientation Seminar for Tokyo 2020 ©IPCJanuary 20 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said it is impressed with Tokyo's "infectious enthusiasm and eagerness" to deliver a successful Games in 2020 following the conclusion of its Orientation Seminar today.

Inas launch bid to get basketball back into Paralympics for Tokyo 2020 20 years after Sydney scandal

By Gary Anderson

January 17 - Inas has launched a bid for basketball to be included at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ©InasThe International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability (Inas) has today officially launched its bid to get basketball back on the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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