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.
Information for Para athletes and support staff
For all queries related to supporters ticketing and packages please contact Experience Group – Mike Owens – [email protected]