Category: Paralympics

Disability Japan Paralympics Sports Tokyo 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, underlying conditions are a problem for Paralympic athletes hoping to attend the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games ‬

Athletes seeking to participate in the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year and staff members are struggling to balance preparations to compete and measures against the novel coronavirus, officials at the Japanese Para-Sports Association have said in a recent interview. 

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.”