The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), together with its Global Authorised Ticket Reseller CoSport, have announced that international ticket and package sales for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will begin at CoSport.com on Wednesday 2 October at 15:00 CEST.
The sale comes hot off the heels of IPC’s 30th anniversary and with less than one year until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, a Games set to be the biggest and best yet with many predicting that sporting performances will reach new levels.
The Opening Ceremony on 25 August 2020 at the stunning and newly built Olympic Stadium will kick off 12 days of world-class competition which will feature 540 medal events, captivating the world through the Closing Ceremony on 6 September 2020.
About 4,400 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 22 sports, from the new editions of taekwondo and badminton, to legacy Para sports such as athletics, swimming and powerlifting, where robotic ‘power suits’ designed by Worldwide Paralympic Partner Panasonic will be used for the first time to assist Paralympic staff in removing barbells up to three-times their body weight.
These new developments are befitting of the Games’ first return to Tokyo since 1964 and the IPC’s 30th anniversary, both of which have made history and shaped the future.
Since the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 just before Tokyo 1964, the Games and Paralympic Movement have continued to grow, helping chart the 1989 founding of the IPC and its work toward a more inclusive world through Para sport.
There has already been unprecedented demand for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games tickets with Japan holding an online lottery last month for its residents wishing to purchase Paralympic tickets, registering 1.35 million unique visits in less than three weeks. The results of that lottery, which will be announced later this month, are expected to show greater demand for tickets than London 2012.
Wednesday 2 October represents the first opportunity for international spectators to join and buy tickets directly through CoSport, a process also expected to register high numbers amid global demand for Tokyo 2020.
The Paralympic and Olympic Experience Experts, CoSport has spent decades bringing fans to the Paralympic and Olympic Games, preparing since 2015 in Tokyo, with a range of tickets and inclusive accommodation packages, for sale at CoSport.com.