Japanese capital city prepares for Olympic and Paralympic Games02 Oct 2018
The Swimming Test Event for the Rio Paralympics took place in April 2016
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By Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020 announced the first part of its planned test event schedule ahead of the next Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It will kick off this Japanese autumn and run until May 2020, with around 50 test events being held. Some of them will take place as part of international sporting events due to be staged in Japan in the build-up to the 2020 Games.
The test events will give organisers the opportunity to assess the facilities and sports, as well as to provide its management and operations staff with hands-on experience of running events. It will also allow them to collaborate with delivery partners to ensure the smooth operation of the Games.
At the same time, the Japanese public will have the chance to get a glimpse of what the world’s best Para athletes can do before they compete at the biggest stage of all.
Test plans for each sport have been drawn up and reviewed in close collaboration with the respective International Federations based on a needs-assessment conducted for each sport.
The test events themselves will be operated with equipment, facilities and venues that will be used for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
In addition, each functional area of Tokyo 2020 will test the technical operations focusing on three aspects: field of play, technology and staff. The experience gained will be shared as part of the organisation-wide learning pathway.