The Paralympic Games in Tokyo will take place August 24- September 5th, 2021. The Games will feature 22 sports contested by 164 countries and regions. 4,237 Paralympians will compete for 1,522 medals.

Tokyo 2020


The 22 sports include: archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, canoe, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, taekwando, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis.

Tokyo will become the first-ever city to host the Paralympic Games for a second time having first hosted the 1964 Paralympic Games. 

Tokyo 2020

About Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the smallest of Japan's 47 prefectures. Its population is approximately 13 million making it the largest and busiest of Japan. Japan itself registers a population of close to 127 million people and is the 10th most populated country in the world. 

Japanese is the main language spoken throughout Japan with English as their second language. The currency in Japan is the Yen. 

This is the second time Tokyo will host the Paralympic Games. 


Olympic Stadium
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies 

Para athletics - Stick person in a wheelchair racing (grey and white)

Tokyo Metropolitian Gymnasium

Para table tennis - Stick person in a wheelchair facing a table about to serve (grey and white)

Yoyogi National Stadium

Para badminton - Stick person throwing the birdie in the air about to serve (grey and white) Wheelchair Rugby - Opponents facing one another with the wheelchair in the left persons lap (grey and white)

Nippon Budokan 

Para judo - Stick people playing judo, one wrestling the other on the ground (grey and white)

Tokyo International Forum

Para powerlifting - Stick person lifting a weight over their chest (grey and white)

Ariake Arena & Musashino Forest Sport Plaza

Wheelchair Basketball - Stick person in a wheelchair shooting a basketball to the net (grey and white)

Olympic Gymnastics Centre 

Boccia - Stick person throwing a ball underhand from their wheelchair (grey and white)

Ariake Tennis Park 

Wheelchair Tennis - Stick person in a wheelchair holding their racket in the air (grey and white)

Odaiba Marine Park 


Aomi Urban Sports Venue 


Sea Forest Waterway

Canoe & Kayak Rowing

Dream Island Archery Field


Olympic Aquatics Centre 

Para swimming - Stick person with arm reaching over their head as they swim (grey and white)

Equestrian Park 


Asaka Shooting Range 


Makuhari Messe 

Goalball - Stick person throwing the ball  (grey and white) Sitting Volleyball - Stick person seated about to bump the ball (grey and white) Para taekwando - Stick people, one has his leg in the air against the opponent (grey and white) Fencing

Izu Velodrome 

 Para cycling (track) - Stick people riding a tandem (2 person) bicycle (grey and white)     

Fuji International Speedway

Road Cycling - Stick people racing in a tandem (2 person) bicycle (grey and white)


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