The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), together with its Games’ Global Authorised Ticket Reseller CoSport, have announced that international tickets and packages for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be available on CoSport.com from Thursday 5 September.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are set to be the biggest and best yet with around 4,400 Para athletes from more than 160 countries taking part in 22 sports.
The Opening Ceremony on 25 August 2020 at the stunning and newly built Olympic Stadium will kick off 12 days of outstanding sport which will feature 540 medal events.
In addition to the hugely popular sports of athletics, swimming and wheelchair basketball, the sports of badminton and taekwondo will feature in the Paralympics for the first time.
From the world’s greatest Para athletes to Tokyo’s state-of-the-art technology to Japan’s famous hospitality, the Games are set to captivate the world through to 6 September 2020.
“CoSport invites fans of sport, Tokyo and the Paralympic Movement to be part of the extraordinary with tickets to one of the greatest competitions in the world,” said CoSport President Robert F. Long. “This includes Hotel & Ticket Packages which simplify attending the Games so fans can make the most of their experience.”
“As any Paralympian or sports fan can tell you, there are few opportunities more awe-inspiring or exhilarating than attending the Paralympic Games,” said Alexis Schaefer, the IPC’s Commercial, Broadcasting and Partnership Director.
“With less than one year to go, Tokyo 2020 is on course to deliver the greatest Paralympic Games yet and we are delighted to invite international sport fans to enjoy this once-in-lifetime experience with CoSport.
“Paralympic tickets for Japanese residents went on sale on 22 August and there has been an unprecedented demand to secure seats. We expect there to be similar interest from international spectators when tickets go on sale with CoSport from 5 September.”
Since the first Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960, the Paralympics have grown into the world’s number one sport event for driving social inclusion. Around 2.1 million spectators attended the Rio 2016 Paralympics, an event that inspired positive social change.
Government statistics show that since 2009 when Rio won the right to stage the Games, there has been a 49 per cent increase in the hiring of persons with disabilities in Brazil.
Following London 2012, one in three British people changed their attitudes towards disability and an extra million persons with disabilities have secured employment.
As Tokyo gears up to become the first city to stage the Paralympic Games for a second time, it is anticipated next year’s event will dramatically transform inclusiveness for Japanese society.
The Paralympic and Olympic Experience Experts, CoSport has spent the past two decades bringing fans to the Paralympic and Olympic Games, preparing since 2015 in Tokyo.