2020 Summer Paralympics

2020 edition of the Summer Paralympics

The 2020 Summer Paralympics (Japanese: 2020年夏季パラリンピック会, Hepburn: 2020-Nen Kaki Pararinpikku), branded as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport parasports event governed by the International Paralympic Committee. They took place in Tokyo, Japan between 24 August and 5 September 2021.[2]

XVI Paralympic Games
Host cityTokyo, Japan
MottoUnited by Emotion[a]
Nations163
Athletes4,537
Events539 in 22 sports
Opening24 August 2021
Closing5 September 2021
Opened by
Cauldron
Yui Kamiji
Karin Morisaki
Shunsuke Uchida
StadiumJapan National Stadium
Summer
Rio 2016 Paris 2024
Winter
PyeongChang 2018 Beijing 2022

Notes change

  1. Only an English motto is used during the Games. There is no Japanese equivalent of the motto adopted.[1]

References change

  1. "'United by Emotion' to be the Tokyo 2020 Games Motto". Tokyo2020.org. Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  2. "Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021". BBC Sport. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.