Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games unveil competition schedule

The Paralympics will take place in Tokyo (JPN) from August 25th to September 6th, where more than 4.000 athletes are expected to participate.

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee published the sport competition schedule by session of the Paralympic Games, following the approval of the International Paralympic Committee. The schedule remains subject to change after further adjustments. 


The opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games will be held on August 25th, while the competition will close on September 6th. Around 4.400 athletes will participate, competing in 22 sports and 540 events.


In compiling the sport competition schedule, the Organizing Committee took a holistic approach, taking into account the athletes’ experience and well-being, technical rules and regulations of the various international federations, gender balance, popularity of individual sports in Japan, operational considerations and global TV audience.  


Ticket sales are set to start in the summer of 2019 and the plan is to publish the updated schedule of all 540 medal events by then.


Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, said: “The schedule for 12 days of fierce competition between a record number of Paralympians from around the world has been framed. A total of 22 sports are scheduled, spread in a well-balanced manner across the length of the Games, so spectators can enjoy the dramatic highs and lows from beginning to end. From now on, I would like people from around the world to look forward to the Games.”


“We believe that watching a powerful display of sporting prowess on-site, with the high performances of Paralympians who are pushing their limits to create the drama of the Games, will be an experience that reaches many people’s hearts,” he added.


“I would like to thank those who were involved over a long period of time in the coordination of the competition schedule, including the IPC and the IFs. Tokyo 2020 will continue to work on further preparations for the Games,” concluded Mr. Mori.


Thirteen shooting sport events will be contested at the Paralympic Games: three men’s, three women’s and seven mixed ones. Shooting sport matches will take place at the Asaka Shooting Range from August 31st to September 6th.


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