Tokyo 2020

Japanese Government hold workshop to promote Para-sport and athlete development

By Michael Pavitt

Japan are attempting to promote para-sport ahead of the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo ©Japanese Paralympic CommitteeA workshop has been held by the Japanese Government in Tokyo to help identify partnership opportunities to support sports development for people with an impairment ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Japanese schoolchildren introduced to Paralympic values with 2,000 days to go until Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

A five-a-side football event took place to mark 2,000 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiSchoolchildren in the Japanese capital were involved in commemorations today to mark exactly 2,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Britain leading campaign to overturn IPC decision to drop sailing from Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

A campaign has been launched to get sailing restored to the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesBritain have led the protests against the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)'s decision to drop sailing from Tokyo 2020 and, together with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), have launched a campaign for the sport to be added to the programme.

Taekwondo to be added to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme as sailing and football seven-a-side miss out

By Nick Butler

Taekwondo will be one of 22 Paralympic sports featuring at Tokyo 2020 ©IPCTaekwondo will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, it was decided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board today, meaning a total of 22 sports will feature, but sailing and football seven-a-side will miss out.

International Paralympic Committee "extremely pleased" with Tokyo 2020 progress

By Paul Osborne

The IPC has praised the progress of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee following its first Project Review ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed it is "extremely encouraged" by the progress of Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of its first Project Review today.

Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment, claims Japanese Paralympic chief

By Emily Goddard

Yasushi Yamawaki has said Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment in Japan ©Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 will create a more inclusive society in his nation by shifting social perception towards impairment, Yasushi Yamawaki, President of the Japanese Paralympic Committee, has claimed. 

Celebrations beginning to mark 50 years since Tokyo 1964 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games, exactly fifty years ago ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFive days of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games are due to begin in the Japanese capital tomorrow.

Tokyo 2020 will propel Paralympic Movement to "unimaginable heights" predicts IPC President

By Gary Anderson

IPC President Sir Philip Craven is confident that Tokyo 2020 will be a big success for the Paralympic Movement ©Tokyo 2020International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has claimed that Tokyo 2020 will propel the Movement "to unimaginable heights".

Badminton to make Paralympics debut after IPC approve 16 sports for Tokyo 2020

By Gary Anderson

Para-badminton will make its Paralympic Games debut after being approved for Tokyo 2020 by the IPC ©Badminton EnglandBadminton will make its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 after it was one of 16 sports approved today for inclusion on the programme for the Games.
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