Category: Paralympics

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Japan holding its horses for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Japan has fielded a Para equestrian squad at every Paralympics since Sydney 2000. But Tokyo 2020 was set to be special, with high expectations of medalling for the first time and on their home soil.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Due to Coronavirus woes, The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation is granted more time for Tokyo 2020 eligibility

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has agreed to extend until 1 August 2020 the deadline for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) to verify the eligibility of all 4.0 and 4.5 class players set to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. In January 2020, the IPC announced that the IWBF was non-compliant with the IPC Athlete Classification Code and that immediate measures needed to be taken.

Coronavirus Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

IPC President responds to Games Postponement

IPC President, Andrew Parsons said: reaction:

“Postponing the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak is absolutely the right thing to do.   The health and well-being of human life must always be our number one priority and staging a sport event of any kind during this pandemic is simply not possible.”