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.


On Friday 21 August 2020 New Zealand will join over 170 countries in marking ‘1 year to go’ to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games taking place in 2021. On this date, Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) invites all New Zealanders to take the opportunity to celebrate the Paralympic Movement including the New Zealand Paralympic Team, our Paralympians, Para athletes and all those that make Para sport possible. Find out here how to get involved!

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.

The project also highlights Tokyo 2020’s commitment to actively engage the general public and offer everyone the opportunity to play a role in the preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The aim of the project is not merely limited to producing medals to be awarded at the Tokyo 2020 Games, but also includes leaving the post-Games legacy of realising a sustainable society.

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.

Ticketing queries

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

Information for Para athletes and support staff

IPC Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Qualification Regulations November 2020

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

Nomination Criteria – Schedule B – Athletics NZ updated August 2020

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

Nomination Criteria- Schedule O – Swimming New Zealand updated August 2020