IPC Governing Board Approves First 16 Sports To Be Included In The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

At a meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October), the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme, including badminton which will make its Paralympic debut in six years’ time.

The Board also deferred a final decision until its next meeting in late January on the remaining eight sports that aim to be part of the Games. This is so that the sports in question provide additional information to the IPC addressing issues identified following an extensive management review process of the applications which started in late July.

A maximum of 23 sports can be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme however the IPC has the option to reduce the number of sports if it feels necessary. All sports had until 28 July 2014 to submit their application to IPC.

Twenty four sports - the 22 sports that will feature at Rio 2016, together with new sports badminton and taekwondo - were eligible to apply for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The 16 sports approved so far by the IPC Governing Board to be part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are: athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, equestrian, goalball, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

The eight sports that the IPC Governing Board will make a final decision upon when it next meets in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 30 January and 1 February 2015, are: canoe, cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, judo, taekwondo, sailing and wheelchair fencing.

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