Paralympic Games
24 August - 5 September 2021

Tokyo keeps its inclusiveness promotion through Para sport events

Tokyo celebrated the two-year anniversary of the 2020 Paralympics with Para sport competitions and exhibitions 06 Sep 2023
The mascots Miraitowa and Someity were part of the Tokyo Parasports Forward event on August 24th.
The mascots Miraitowa and Someity were part of the Tokyo Parasports Forward event on August 24th, to celebrate the two years of the Tokyo Paralympics.
ⒸTokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

The city of Tokyo, Japan, hosted two Para sport activities in the past few weeks, named Tokyo Parasports Forward Event and Beyond Stadium 2023, respectively, which pursued the further promotion of a more inclusive society through exhibitions of multiple Para sports.

The Tokyo Parasports Forward Event was held on 24 August, the same day that the Paralympics started back in 2021, and filled up the vicinity of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), with presentations that showcased Tokyo’s 2020 mascots, Miraitowa and Someity, competitions demonstrations, and Para sports experiences for the fans.  Among them, the highlights of the day were boccia, wheelchair racing, para cycling and tandem racing.

More than 4,200 people participated in the event, which also registered extended media coverage.

The activity also helped to promote the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships, the 2025 World Athletics Championships and the 2025 Deaflympics, all to be held in Japan.

On the other hand, Beyond Stadium 2023 occurred on 3 September, at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.

The day registered more than 1,000 visitors, who had the chance to see live and intense matches of blind soccer, wheelchair volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

The two events organised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government were held to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which featured more than 4,000 athletes from around the world from 24 August to 5 September 2021.