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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic competition schedule is confirmed for next year

All of the same venues are secured for 2021

Kasey Furutani
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Kasey Furutani

It feels like ages ago when the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed until next year due to Covid-19 coronavirus. It’s a disappointment, but now we have an extra year to look forward to the summer of 2021. Next year’s Olympic schedule was confirmed on July 20, the original week of the Opening Ceremony, and now the Paralympic schedule is confirmed as well, with all of the original 43 venues secured. So get ready for a grand total of 22 sports and 539 events from August 24 to September 5 2021. 

The Paralympic Games will commence on August 24 with the Opening Ceremony at Olympic Stadium. Medal events for swimming, women’s cycling track, wheelchair fencing and cycling (track) events will start as early as August 25 while equestrian and powerlifting will start awarding gold the next day on August 26. 

Tune in for ‘Golden Sunday’ on August 29, a day jam-packed with a whooping 63 medal events, including table tennis, archery, judo and 20 events in athletics alone. Taekwondo and badminton, both new to Paralympics, will hold medal events on September 2 and 4 respectively. 

Men’s and women’s marathon will be held the same day as the closing ceremony, September 5. Unlike the Olympic marathon, which was moved to Sapporo for cooler temperatures, the late summer weather shouldn’t be a problem as the Paralympic athletes run through the streets of Tokyo. 

Find the full competition schedule here

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