Tokyo 2020; Pictograms Paralympic Games

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the design of the pictograms for the next Paralympic Games.

Facts & Figures

  • Designer: Masaaki Hiromura (1954, graphic designer)
  • 23 Designs
  • 22 Sports
  • Two sets: Frame type and Free type
  • Colour variations: Blue (like the Tokyo 2020 emblems) and five other traditional Japanese colours: kurenai, ai, sakura, fuji and matsuba.

 

Concept video

 

Introduction video

 

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

 

“It is a real honour to have participated in the design of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sport pictograms. I have tried to express the dynamic beauty of the athletes through these pictograms, while respecting the legacy bequeathed by the pioneers of the Japanese design industry in their designs for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. The 2020 designs took us almost two years to complete and they embody the thoughtful input of the many people involved. I hope that these pictograms will inspire everyone and help generate excitement for the different sports at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and that they will colourfully decorate the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.”

Masaaki Hiromura, designer of the Tokyo 2020 pictograms

Tokyo 2020; Paralympic Marathon Course

©The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Tokyo, 8 April 2019 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today confirmed the route of the Paralympic marathon events, following its approval by the World Para Athletics organisation. For the first time in recent Paralympic history, the course will not only follow the same route as the Olympic marathon, but will start and finish at the same location too – Tokyo’s new National Stadium (Olympic Stadium). It is hoped this will provide an unforgettable experience for the athletes and for the spectators who will cheer them on.

Traversing the heart of the Japanese capital, the route will take in famous Tokyo landmarks including the Kaminarimon (“Thunder Gate”) in Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, Ginza’s upmarket Chuo Street, the Zojoii temple with the city’s iconic Tokyo Tower as a backdrop, and Nihombashi bridge, the historic centre of the Japanese capital. The climax of the race will see para-athletes running the final stretch leading to the new Stadium uphill.

There will be five different marathon races; men and women’s T12, for athletes with visual impairments; men’s T46, for runners with upper limb deficiency); and men and women’s T54, for those in wheelchairs other than cerebral palsy. All athletes will run the same course.

 

 

 

Read more: Tokyo 2020; Marathon Course in Google Maps

Tokyo 2020; Paralympic 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

Beijing 2022; Paralympic Winter Games medal event programme and athlete quotas

Events Athletes
Male Female Mixed Total Male Female Total
Alpine Skiing 15 15 0 30 140 80 220
Biathlon and cross-country skiing 18 18 2 38 120 90 210
Para ice hockey 0 0 1 1 136 8 144
Snowboard 6 6 0 12 70 44 114
Wheelchair Curling 0 0 1 1 48 12 60
Total 39 39 4 82 514 234 748

 

Source: Beijing 2022 Paralympic medal programme announced (press release IPC)

Paris 2024; Sports programme Paralympic Games

Photo: Martijn Giebels

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed the Paris 2024 sports programme;

  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Blind football
  • Boccia
  • Canoe
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Powerlifting
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Sitting volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Triathlon
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair fencing
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair tennis.

Total: 22 Sports (same as Tokyo 2020)

 

Read more: IPC announces Paris 2024 sports programme (press release IPC)

 

Update: Video by the IPC

Beijing 2022; IPC approves venue masterplan

Press release by the IPC;

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has approved the venue masterplan for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

The Board signed off the five competition venues proposed by the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee, as well as the use of three Paralympic villages in different clusters.

The approval came during three days of meetings which took place from 22-24 June in Bonn, Germany.

In addition, the Board agreed the new composition of several IPC Standing Committees and the first Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games technical delegates, both of which will be announced in due course. The Board also formally endorsed the appointment of Sir Philip Craven, the former IPC President, to the Board of Directors of the Toyota Motor Corporation and signed off the audited accounts for 2017.

A final decision on whether Para bobsleigh will be included in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games was deferred until September. The sport was provisionally accepted onto the programme in September 2016 pending the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation meeting a number of conditions.

During the meeting the Board received an update on preparations from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and was also brought up to date on the IPC Governance Review which began in May. Next steps were agreed ahead of September’s IPC Membership Gathering in Madrid, Spain.

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