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

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be held from 25 August – 6 September 2020. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 Para sports and approximately 4400 Paralympians competing. The New Zealand Paralympic Team will be targeting 22 medals (10 – 14 gold medals) for 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.

Tickets are now on sale!

PNZ in partnership with The Experience Group has now officially launched the sale of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to all supporters. To ensure Kiwis do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity register here.

Information for Para athletes and support staff

PNZ Selection Regulation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games


Appendix 4 – PNZ Prescribed Format for Nomination Criteria

Nomination Criteria – Schedule A – Archery New Zealand


Nomination Criteria – Schedule C – Badminton New Zealand

Nomination Criteria – Schedule D – Boccia New Zealand

Nomination Criteria – Schedule E – NZ Canoe Federation


Nomination Criteria – Schedule G – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Nomination Criteria – Schedule K – World Powerlifting New Zealand

Nomination Criteria – Schedule M – New Zealand Shooting Federation


Nomination Criteria – Schedule U – New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby

IPC Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Qualification Regulations Nov. 2019