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2020 Summer Paralympics

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Host city  Tokyo, Japan
Closing ceremony  September 6
Opening ceremony  August 25
Paralympic stadium  New National Stadium
2020 Summer Paralympics
Motto  Discover Tomorrow (明日(あした)をつかもう, ashita o tsukamō)

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.

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These Games will see the introduction of badminton and taekwondo to the Paralympic programme, with the removal of sailing and 7-a-side football.

Bids

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,

Transport

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.

Sports

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.

References

2020 Summer Paralympics Wikipedia


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