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.
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.
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.
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.
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.