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Paralympics Feb 27, 2020

Paralympic Boccia test event to be held without athletes

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizers said Wednesday that a Paralympic Boccia test event will be held without athletes due to concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak. The event, originally scheduled as the Japan Para Championships Boccia and set to start on Friday at Ariake Gymnastics ...

Organizers mark six months until start of Paralympics

Paralympics Feb 25, 2020

Organizers mark six months until start of Paralympics

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on Tuesday marked six months until the opening of the games. Athletes and officials commemorated the milestone with a ceremony at Ariake Nishi Gakuen in Tokyo's Koto Ward, one of the elementary schools selected for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's ...

Paralympics Jan 29, 2020

Japan names delegation chief for Tokyo Paralympics

Japanese Paralympic Committee chairman Junichi Kawai has been appointed chief of the Japanese delegation for the Tokyo Paralympics, the committee said Wednesday. Kawai, who is totally blind, won 21 medals including five golds in visually impaired swimming at six consecutive Summer Paralympics dating back to ...

Paralympics Jan 3, 2020

Tokyo to see record number of competing nations in Paralympics

This year's Tokyo Paralympics will set a participation record with athletes from around 170 national organizing bodies competing, surpassing the record 164 bodies that took part in the 2012 London Games, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. This raises hope that the ...