Category: Para Sports

Barrier Free Disability Japan Para Sports Paralympics

Due to a lack of barrier free facilities, mixed-ability sports in Japan is a work in progress

According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Sasakawa Sports Foundation (SSF), Japan only has about 150 sports facilities used either exclusively or preferentially by people with a disability. This is a very small figure when set against the about 9.64 million people across the country who have a disability.

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Japan wants more intellectually impaired inclusion at 2030 Paralympics

Toshiyuki Saito, the head of the All Nippon ID Sport Association, also known as ANISA, is urging the IPC to allow competitors with intellectual impairments to contest a broader range of sports to give them more visibility at the Paralympics.
“They should increase the number of intellectual disability Paralympic medal events in order to give athletes with intellectual disability a chance to inspire the world,” Saito said.

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Despite being “safe and secure” Tokyo Olympic Committee President Hashimoto refrains calling event a success with Paralympics in mind

Seiko Hashimoto said the highest priority was given to ensuring they were delivered in a “safe and secure” manner by putting anti-coronavirus measures in place. She refrained, however, from declaring the event a success with an eye on the approaching Paralympics.