Tokyo 2020 is going from ‘Strength to strength’

Vice President John Coates, left, and Yoshiro Mori right at Tokyo 2020 meeting.

International Olympic Committee Vice-President, John Coates says preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is going from “strength to strength”.

This positive opinion comes days after the Tokyo 2020 logo and plans for the Olympic Stadium were scrapped due to a copyright claim and a concerns over budgets, respectively.

More news is that Coates has recommended the addition of five new sports in which Tokyo’s Additional Events Panel will decide. Baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing are the potential new additions.

UK Sports Association (UKSA) is pleased to hear that Tokyo 2020 is showing considerable progress in the development for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UKSA hopes that from this there will be an increase in sports available for people with learning disability to participate in. Currently there are only three out of 22 sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which provide competitions for athletes with a learning disability and UKSA hope that by Tokyo 2020 this will have increased.