The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the international tickets for the 2020 Paralympic Games are on sale from Thursday 5th September. The IPC’s ticket Partner is CoSport.
The Tokyo Games are expected to be the biggest in the history of the Paralympics with an estimated 4,400 para-athletes from more than 160 countries taking part in 22 sports.
For the first time in 2020, the Paralympic Games will feature badminton and taekwondo on the events programme.
There are a total of 540 medal events at the Games.
The Opening Ceremony will begin on 25th August 2020 at the newly built Olympic Stadium.
CoSport President Robert F. Long said, “CoSport invites fans of sport, Tokyo and the Paralympic Movement to be part of the extraordinary with tickets to one of the greatest competitions in the world. This includes Hotel & Ticket Packages which simplify attending the Games so fans can make the most of their experience.”
Alexis Schaefer, IPC Commercial, Broadcasting and Partnership Director said, the Paralympic Games will be “awe-inspiring and exhilarating” for anyone whether they are a sport fan or a Paralympian.
Schaefer went on to say “With less than one year to go, Tokyo 2020 is on course to deliver the greatest Paralympic Games yet and we are delighted to invite international sport fans to enjoy this once-in-lifetime experience with CoSport.”
Since 1960 when the Games first took place in Rome, Italy, the Paralympics have grown into the world’s number one sporting event for driving social inclusion. An estimated 2.1 million spectators attended the Rio 2016 Paralympics, an event that inspired positive social change.
Government statistics show that since 2009 when Rio won the right to stage the Games, there has been a 49% increase in hiring persons with disabilities in Brazil.
After the 2012 Paralympics in London, according to the IPC, one in three British people changed their attitudes towards disability and an extra million persons with disabilities have secured employment.
The Tokyo Paralympic Games includes events for athletes with intellectual impairment (male/female) in the three sports of athletics (class T/F20), swimming (class S/SB14) and table tennis (class 11). These are:
200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 400m freestyle, with the new event of 100m butterfly added for the Tokyo Games. A 4 x 100 freestyle relay mixed gender may also be added once its viability is considered at the 2019 World Championships.
No new events have been added in athletics or table tennis, they remain as
1500m, 400m, shot and long jump.
Singles for both men and women.
For information about the official schedule including all of the events, click here.
For Tokyo Paralympic 2020 tickets click here.