High hopes for Paralympics with year to go

Paralympics Aug 25, 2019

High hopes for Paralympics with year to go

The countdown has begun for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, with Sunday marking one year until the games featuring athletes with a range of disabilities begin. Tokyo, which last hosted the games in 1964, will be the first city to host the Summer Paralympics twice. Japan ...

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Paralympics Dec 31, 2018

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Japan hopes to use the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics as an opportunity to become a more inclusive and accessible society, and in 2018 games organizers made some strides towards making it a reality. When hosting a major sporting event, people usually talk about what kind of ...

Paralympics Oct 19, 2017

IPC chief has high hopes for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

New International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons said Thursday expectations are "really high" for the 2020 Tokyo Games as he visited Tokyo for a meeting to review preparations for the summer competition of disabled athletes. "The whole of the Paralympic movement is really excited about ...

General Jun 14, 2016

IOC, Paralympic organizers finalize deal through 2032

The IOC has reached a new long-term cooperation agreement with organizers of the Paralympics through 2032. The deal was signed Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. The IOC said the accord is aimed at "increasing the visibility of the Paralympic Games ...