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.

Technology At Paralympics Sparks Advances And Controversy

Technology at Paralympics sparks advances and controversyHere's how good technology for prosthetic running blades has become.
Greek runner Michail Seitis set a world record for his division with a time of 49.66 seconds in the men's 400-meter final on Thursday. He came in sixth place out of eight runners. The five who finished ahead of him were double amputees.

Paralympics: Japan Picks Up 3 Medals But Still In Hunt For Gold

Paralympics: Japan picks up 3 medals but still in hunt for goldJapan added three more medals in athletics, wheelchair tennis and swimming on Thursday, but continued to feel the sting of not achieving a gold medal thus far at the Rio Paralympics.
A silver-medal effort from T52 wheelchair racer Tomoki Sato in the men's 1,500 meters and bronze-medal efforts from tennis pair Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida in the men's doubles and blind swimmer Keiichi Kimura in the men's S11 100-meter freestyle boosted the country's medal tally to 19.

Paralympics: Japan Has Best Day Of Rio 2016 Games But Still No Gold

Paralympics: Japan has best day of Rio 2016 Games but still no goldJapan won five medals on Wednesday at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, with three silver and two bronze added to its tally, but the search for gold continues with just four days of competition remaining.
Swimmer Keiichi Kimura confirmed himself as Japan's star of the 2016 Paralympics, winning his third medal of the Games and second silver when he finished second in the men's S11 100-meter butterfly, 0.19 seconds behind Spanish winner Israel Oliver.