2020_Paralympic Games


 

1. General info


AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

2. Venues


VenueZoneOlympic GamesParalympic GamesCapacity
Olympic StadiumHeritage ZoneOpening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, FootballOpening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics68000
Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumHeritage ZoneTable TennisTable Tennis7000 (6000 Paralympics)
Yoyogi National StadiumHeritage ZoneHandballBadminton, Wheelchair Rugby10200
Nippon BudokanHeritage ZoneJudo, KarateJudo11000
Imperial Palace GardenHeritage ZoneAthletics (Race Walk)-700
Tokyo International ForumHeritage ZoneWeightliftingPowerlifting5000
Kokugikan ArenaHeritage ZoneBoxing-TBA
Equestrian ParkHeritage ZoneEquestrian (dressage, jumping, eventing)Equestrian9300
Musashino Forest Sport PlazaHeritage ZoneBadminton, Modern Pentathlon (fencing)Wheelchair Basketball7200
Tokyo StadiumHeritage ZoneFootball, Modern Pentathlon (swimming, fencing, riding, laser-run), Rugby-48000
Musashinonomori ParkHeritage ZoneCycling (road - start)-TBA
Ariake ArenaTokyo Bay ZoneVolleyball (indoor)Wheelchair Basketball15000
Ariake Gymnastics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneGymnasticsBoccia12000
Ariake Urban Sports ParkTokyo Bay ZoneCycling (BMX freestyle, BMX racing), Skateboarding-5000 / 6600 / 7000
Ariake Tennis ParkTokyo Bay ZoneTennisWheelchair Tennis19900 (19400 Paralympics)
Odaiba Marine ParkTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (marathon swimming), TriathlonTriathlon5500
Shiokaze ParkTokyo Bay ZoneBeach volleyball-12000
Aomi Urban Sports ParkTokyo Bay ZoneBasketball (3x3), Sport ClimbingFootball 5-a-side7100 / 8400 (4300 Paralympics)
Oi Hockey StadiumTokyo Bay ZoneHockey-15000
Sea Forest Cross-Country CourseTokyo Bay ZoneEquestrian (eventing, cross-country)-16000
Sea Forest WaterwayTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe-Kayak (sprint), RowingCanoe, Rowing12800 / 16000 (12800 Paralympics)
Kasai Canoe Slalom CentreTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe-Kayak (slalom)-7500
Yumenoshima Park Archery FieldTokyo Bay ZoneArcheryArchery5600
Tokyo Aquatics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (swimming, diving, artistic swimming)Swimming15000
Tatsumi Water Polo CentreTokyo Bay ZoneAquatics (water polo)-4700
Makuhari Messe Hall ATokyo Bay ZoneTaekwondo, WrestlingSitting Volleyball10000
Makuhari Messe Hall BTokyo Bay ZoneFencingTaekwondo, Wheelchair Fencing8000 (7000 Paralympics)
Makuhari Messe Hall CTokyo Bay Zone-Goalball5500
Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach-Surfing-6000
Saitama Super Arena-Basketball-21000
Asaka Shooting Range-ShootingShooting3800 / 3000
Kasumigaseki Country Club-Golf-25000
Enoshima Yacht Harbour-Sailing-3600
Izu Velodrome-Cycling (track)Cycling (track)3600
Izu MTB Course-Cycling (mountain bike)-11500
Fuji International Speed Way-Cycling (road - finish, individual time trial)Cycling (road)22000
Fukusihima Azuma Baseball Stadium-Baseball/Softball-14300
Yokohama Baseball Stadium-Baseball/Softball-35000
Sapporo Dome-Football-41000
Miyagi Stadium-Football-49000
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium-Football-40000
Saitama Stadium-Football-64000
International Stadium Yokohama-Football-72000
Olympic / Paralympic VillageTokyo Bay Zone---
IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)Tokyo Bay Zone---

 

Paralympic Marathon Course

©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Paralympic Triathlon Course

Map via the International Triathlon Union and Tokyo 2020
Map via the International Triathlon Union and Tokyo 2020

 

Paralympic Road Race course map

Courtesy of Tokyo 2020

 

Paralympic Time Trial course map

Courtesy of Tokyo 2020

 

Paralympic Mixed Team Relay course map

Courtesy of Tokyo 2020

 

3. Look of the Games


Emblems

 

Mascots: Miraitowa (Olympic Games) and Someity (Paralympic Games)

Image: Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) on Twitter

 

 

Origin of their names
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot’s name was revealed as Miraitowa (pronounced mee-rah-e-toh-wa), based on the Japanese words mirai (future) and towa (eternity) combined. This name was chosen to promote a future full of eternal hope in the hearts of people all over the world.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot’s name was revealed as Someity, (pronounced soh-may-tee) which comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety, and additionally echoes the English phrase “so mighty”. Someity has tactile cherry blossom sensors and exhibits enormous mental and physical strength. It represents Paralympic athletes who overcome obstacles and redefine the boundaries of what is possible.

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Miraitowa has the same indigo blue ichimatsu-patterns as the Tokyo 2020 Games Emblem on its head and body. The mascot’s personality is derived from a traditional Japanese proverb that means to learn old things well and to acquire new knowledge from them. The mascot has both an old-fashioned aspect that respects tradition and an innovative aspect that is in tune with cutting-edge information . It has a strong sense of justice, and is very athletic. The mascot has the special ability to move anywhere instantly.

Someity is a cool character with cherry blossom tactile sensors and super powers. It can send and receive messages telepathically using the cherry blossom antennae on both sides of its face. It can also fly using its ichimatsu-pattern cloak. It is usually quiet, but it can exhibit great power when necessary. It embodies Paralympic athletes that demonstrate superhuman power. It has a dignified inner strength and it also loves nature. It can talk to stones and wind by using its super power, and is also able to move things by just looking at them.

The duo finally made their debut today and are already anticipating a busy schedule ahead.

Between December 2017 and February 2018, more than 75% of the elementary schools in Japan and a number of overseas Japanese schools took part in a selection process and voted for their favourite set of mascot designs.

Miraitowa and Someity live in the digital world, and can move freely between there and the real world via the internet.

 

Source: Website Tokyo 2020

 

 

Pictograms

Pictograms Frame type

Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Pictograms Free type

Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Read more about the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sport pictograms.

4. Competition Schedule


Source: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

5. Torch Relay


Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Concept: Share Your Light

In line with the concept “Share Your Light”, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will raise excitement and create a festive-like atmosphere for the Paralympics.

This expresses the sentiment that the light emitted from new individual encounters will be brought together to engender harmony and will be shone brightly on society. It also demonstrates Tokyo 2020’s determination to help achieve a fully-inclusive society by the gathering and meeting of the “light” – human beings – who provide hope and support to others through the Paralympic Torch Relay.

Source: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Schedule

Date Location Event outline
13 – 17 August 2020 Various prefectures (TBD) Flame Lighting Event
Flame Visits
Departure Ceremony
18 August 2020 Shizuoka Prefecture
(co-host prefecture)
Flame Lighting Event
Flame Visits
Torch relay
Departure Ceremony
19 August 2020 Chiba Prefecture
(co-host prefecture)
Flame Lighting Event
Flame Visits
Torch relay
Departure Ceremony
20 August 2020 Saitama Prefecture
(co-host prefecture)
Flame Lighting Event
Flame Visits
Torch relay
Departure Ceremony
21 August 2020 Tokyo (Host City) Flame Lighting Event
Flame Visits
Torch relay
21August 2020 (evening) Tokyo (Host City) Paralympic Flame Lighting Ceremony
22 – 25 August 2020 Tokyo (Host City) Paralympic Torch Relay around the Host City

* The date of the Heritage Flame Lighting Event in Stoke Mandeville is still to be decided.

 

Torch design

 

Visual identity

Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Image: ©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games