Tokyo 2020 to exceed Rio 2016 participation as 162 delegations compete

Samsung Paralympic Vloggers to bring unique athlete and fan experiences from Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Announces Concepts of Paralympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies

A world without Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer: tennis is approaching that moment that many would like to never come.

There is a whole generation that does not know what it is to follow tennis without the presence of the Spaniard and the Swiss.

Paralympic organizers foreshadow “very difficult situation” as Tokyo sees record high COVID-19 cases

86 cases of the virus linked to the Paralympic Games have been recorded four days before the opening ceremony – more than the number of Olympic-related cases at this point in time.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics set to break all broadcast viewing records

Peace, victory at the heart of ASICS origami-themed kit for Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo 2020

International Paralympic Committee, UN Human Rights Office and other global organizations launch ‘WeThe15’ disability rights campaign

The movement released a video Thursday which will be broadcast in over 60 countries during the Paralympic Games – including at the opening ceremony in Tokyo.

Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctions her Olympic silver medal to raise money for infant’s heart surgery

The winning bidder, local convenience store chain Żabka, paid $51,000 but insisted that Andrejczyk keep her medal regardless. Donations from fans raised an additional $77,000.

Refugee Paralympic Team swimmer Abbas Karimi to be the only Afghan at Tokyo 2020

A Cuban refugee and former U.S. Paralympic swimmer will be the chef de mission for the team, which will open the parade of delegations on Aug. 24.

Athletes’ village opens, state of emergency in Japan extended with one week to go to Paralympics

The entire Paralympics will now be held under a state of emergency and with almost no spectators as covid infections remain on the rise.

IPC–led partnership secures a record breaking 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

World Taekwondo hosts Joint Paralympic Workshop for coaches and international technical officials

Controversy in Mexico over 84th place in Tokyo 2020 and calls for a “joint strategy” three years before Paris

COM President Carlos Padilla considers necessary a “reengineering of the sport” and regrets the departure of coaches such as Oscar Salazar who gave two bronze medals to Egypt in taekwondo.

Paralympic torch relay en route to Tokyo after 43 prefectures of Japan hold ‘flame festivals’

The Paralympic torch relay will now pass through Chiba, Saitama and Shizuoka prefectures between August 17th-19th. It reaches Tokyo on the 20th, four days before the Games begin.

Afghanistan’s two athletes to miss Paralympic Games following Taliban takeover

Zakia Khudadadi would have been the first woman from Afghanistan to compete at a Paralympic Games. The future of women’s sports in the country is now in doubt with the return of the Taliban.

No spectators for Tokyo Paralympics as coronavirus infections continue to climb in Japan

Tokyo and the three prefectures staging the Paralympics, which begin August 24, will be under state of emergency during the event.

Joint Statement by the IPC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the Government of Japan

Stories to tell of Cuba’s “foreign legion” that achieved several podiums in Tokyo 2020 and promises others in Paris 2024

Boxers propped up Cuba in 14th place by country in the medals table despite still not recognizing women’s boxing.

IPC President encouraged by safe delivery of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 British sprint relay team could lose silver medals after one athlete fails doping test

Chijindu Ujah is provisionally suspended after testing positive for two prohibited substances during the Games.

Australian Olympic Committee criticizes double quarantine for some athletes, says any reduction from 28 days “would be a good outcome”

The Australian Olympic Committee calls South Australia’s refusal to exempt returning athletes from serving an additional 14-day home quarantine “cruel and uncaring”

Discovery’s Olympic Games Break Digital Engagement Records And Grows Reach In Europe

Karate hopes Tokyo 2020 IOC report in September will favor it for LA2028 Olympic program

Federation president Antonio Espinós suggests Corsica as a venue to save Paris 2024 Olympic karate tournament

U.S. wheelchair javelin world record-holder Justin Phongsavanh: “We definitely want to be recognized as athletes, before inspiration”

Phongsavanh, who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in a parking lot in 2015, talks about the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics, his difficult road to recovery and his broader thoughts on the state of adaptive sports.

Hula’s Talks: Olympic historian Bill Mallon offers his assessment of Tokyo 2020

Mallon thinks historians “will talk about the fact that it was held during a pandemic”, but that “with time, that will fade, and the athletic performances will be remembered a little bit more”.

WKF President appeals for Karate’s permanence in Olympic programme after success in Tokyo

GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli praises Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Olympic Games are back in France – Paris 2024 offers an exceptional celebration in the heart of the new Host City

OCA Press Release: OCA President says Tokyo 2020 was ‘outstanding success’