CPC statement on new 2021 Tokyo Games dates

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 30, 2020

Paralympic Games will take place August 24 to September 5

CPC president Marc-Andre Fabien speaks at the 2018 Canadian Paralympic summit.

OTTAWA – The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, International Olympic Committee, and International Paralympic Committee announced today the postponed dates for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021. The Paralympic Games will take place August 24 to September 5 preceded by the Olympic Games from July 23 to August 8. 

Statement from Marc-André Fabien, president, Canadian Paralympic Committee: 

“On behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, thank you to the IOC, IPC and Tokyo 2020 for rapidly making a decision on the new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021. We recognize the vast amount of work that lays ahead to bring a postponed Games to life and greatly appreciate all of their efforts. We commit to doing our part to make the Games a success. 

“This now gives our entire sport community a true sense of clarity and a way to move forward. Now we, alongside our national sport organizations, partners, and athletes, can start preparations knowing we all will unite in Tokyo next summer, one year on from planned, and be able to celebrate how sport brings people together.” 

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