Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic mascots with Japanese athletes waving at crowds

Paralympics New Zealand supports the decision made by the IOC, supported by the International Paralympic Committee on 25 March 2020 to postpone the Paralympic and Olympic Games until 2021. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will now take place from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

About Tokyo 2020

Japan has a reputation for is flawless preparation and execution in large scale events. Having hosted the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, Japan will no doubt deliver a Games that will be no exception to this rule.

In February 2017 the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Paralympic and Olympic Games launched its new Tokyo 2020 medal project. The project entails precious metals such as gold, silver and bronze being salvaged from discarded mobile phones and other small electronic devices, and recycled for the production of medals to be awarded to athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whitau Tuhono and Paralympics New Zealand have collaborated in producing a Years 7-10 social studies teaching resource on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The resources are available for free and can be downloaded here.

Tokyo 2020 Playbooks

The Playbooks have been developed jointly by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. They outline the responsibilities of all Games participants and the rules that must be followed. Each and every one of us plays an integral role in ensuring that these Games are safe and successful for all, and we encourage you to lead by example, following these rules, in your day-to-day activities.

The Playbook Athletes and Officials

The Playbook International Federations

The Playbook Press

The Playbook Broadcasters

Information for Para athletes and support staff

IPC Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Qualification Regulations January 2021

PNZ Selection Regulation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – updated November 2020

Nomination Criteria – Schedule B – Athletics NZ updated August 2020

Nomination Criteria – Schedule C – Badminton New Zealand updated November 2020

Nomination Criteria – Schedule E – New Zealand Canoe Federation – updated November 2020

Nomination Criteria – Schedule F – Cycling New Zealand updated February 2021

Nomination Criteria – Schedule G – Equestrian Sports New Zealand – updated August 2020

Nomination Criteria – Schedule K – World Powerlifting New Zealand updated March 2021

Nomination Criteria – Schedule M – New Zealand Shooting Federation updated 25 February 2021

Nomination Criteria- Schedule O – Swimming New Zealand updated March 2021

Nomination Criteria – Schedule U – New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby updated November 2020

Ticketing queries

For all queries related to supporters ticketing and packages please contact Experience Group – Mike Owens – [email protected]