Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Winners Announced

Tokyo Paralympics ticket winners announced

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympic Games have announced the results of their ticket lottery.

The Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games says the lottery results were posted on its official ticketing website early Wednesday.

Refugee Team To Compete At The Tokyo Paralympics

Refugee team to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee says a refugee team will compete at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

IPC President Andrew Parsons spoke about the plan in an interview with NHK on Wednesday.

Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Lottery Closes

Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery closes

The lottery for tickets to next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo has closed for now in Japan.

The organizing committee's official website stopped accepting applications on Monday. The committee says the website was accessed 1.35 million times since it opened on August 22.

Tokyo Paralympics -- One Year And Counting

Tokyo Paralympics -- one year and counting

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will open in Japan on August 25, exactly one year from Sunday. Preparations are well under way but concern remains over how to mitigate the punishing summer heat.

Athletes from around the globe will compete in 540 events across 22 sports, including two new sports -- Badminton and Tae Kwon Do.

Steps To Beat Summer Heat For 2020 Paralympics

Steps to beat summer heat for 2020 Paralympics

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics are mulling the introduction of venue entryways that prioritize spectators with disabilities in the expected severe summer heat.

The Games' organizing committee held a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, together with athletes. This coming Sunday will mark exactly one year before the opening of the Paralympics.

Detailed Schedule For 2020 Paralympics Released

Detailed schedule for 2020 Paralympics released

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee has finalized a detailed schedule for the Paralympics. Finals for the largest number of events throughout the competition period will be held on the first Sunday after the Games begin.

On Tuesday, the organizers released the schedule for the 22 sports and 540 events.

1964 Tokyo Paralympics Film Shown

1964 Tokyo Paralympics film shown

As Olympic fever swells in Tokyo, people are getting a chance to see a long-lost documentary about the first time the capital hosted the Paralympic Games.

"Tokyo Paralympic Ai To Eiko No Saiten," or "Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory," documents the lives of foreign Paralympic athletes in 1964 and how they give hope to the Japanese athletes as they get to know each other.

500 Days To Tokyo Paralympics

500 days to Tokyo Paralympics

Saturday marks 500 days until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games at Japan's new national stadium in Tokyo.

From August 25 next year, athletes will compete in 22 sports over 13 days.

New Emperor To Open Olympics And Paralympics

New Emperor to open Olympics and Paralympics

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito will likely open both the Olympic and Paralympic summer games in Tokyo in 2020 as the new Emperor.

Japan will host the two events after the Crown Prince ascends the throne on May 1st, following Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30th.

'2020' Yen Tickets For Olympics And Paralympics

'2020' yen tickets for Olympics and Paralympics

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says it plans to sell tickets for children, senior citizens and people with disabilities for 2020 yen, or about 18 dollars.

The committee is considering pricing tickets for Olympic events between 18 and 2,700 dollars, except for special tickets with meals and pickup services.

Koike Takes Flag As Paralympics Ends With A Bang In Rio

Koike takes flag as Paralympics ends with a bang in RioAn armless guitarist ripped out riffs with his toes, dancers in wheelchairs performed handstands and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was handed the Paralympic flag by Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes.
They marked the highlights of the closing ceremony of the Rio Paralympics on Sept. 18, as all eyes were shifting to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Paralympics: Japan Sees 1st Paralympics With Zero Gold

Paralympics: Japan sees 1st Paralympics with zero goldThe final day of competition in Rio on Sunday marked a humiliating moment for Japan, as the country finished its first Paralympics without a gold medal.
Japanese athletes earned a total of 24 medals -- 10 silver and 14 bronze -- in what turned out to be an anticlimactic 12-day sporting event for Japan.

Paralympics: Curtain Drawn On Rio Games, Flag Handed To Tokyo

Paralympics: Curtain drawn on Rio Games, flag handed to TokyoThe curtain came down Sunday on the Rio Paralympics, the largest multisport event for athletes with disabilities held for the first time in South America.
The Paralympic flag was handed over from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo during the closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium, with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike receiving the flag from Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee.