2020 Summer Paralympics

2020 Summer Paralympics

XVI Paralympic Games
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Motto Discover Tomorrow
Opening ceremony August 25
Closing ceremony September 6
Paralympic Stadium New National Stadium
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The 2020 Summer Paralympics 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.


Tokyo won the right to host the games over other candidate cities Madrid, Spain, and Istanbul, Turkey, at the 125th IOC Session. In voting Istanbul and Madrid received the same number of votes in the first round of selection; after a decisive runoff vote between the two bids, Madrid was eliminated. Tokyo won in the final round against Istanbul by a vote of 60-36.

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


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 events are only 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:

The IPC will assess the application for each event and discipline, and will announce the full Paralympic program in October 2014.[3][4]


The venues for the Paralympic games as detailed on the Tokyo 2020 official website.[5]

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

Tokyo Bay Zone

Venues Outside 10km Area

Other Venues

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


  1. ^ "Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics". Bangalorean. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "2020 Olympics Vote Total Box". Associated Press. Miami Herald. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ BBC.co.uk (2014-01-22). "Sports apply for 2020 Tokyo Paralympic inclusion". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  4. ^ insidethegames.biz (2014-01-22). "Six sports and three disciplines confirmed as bidding for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics inclusion". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  5. ^ tokyo2020.jp. "Games Plan >>> Paralympic Games". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 

External links

  • Tokyo 2020 Official Homepage